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Covid Rises Across US Amid Muted Warnings and Murky Data

At a glance

  • The latest surge of COVID-19, driven by a spike of BA.5 subvariant cases in this country since May, has sent infections rising in at least 40 states.
  • Hospitalizations have climbed by 20 percent in the last two weeks, leaving more than 40,000 people in American hospitals on any given day.
  • Deaths are rising, but only modestly so far in this new wave. But most Americans are meeting the new wave with a collective shrug.


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