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More state leaders are urging residents to stay home with Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations higher than ever before

November 11, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

People in vehicles wait in line to enter a drive-thru Covid-19 testing site in a parking lot of Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Monday reported 4,360 new cases and 17 deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,329, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg

Following weeks of rapid climbs in Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations, more state leaders have begun asking residents to stay at home in hopes of helping curb an already rampant spread of the virus. The announcements also come as Texas became the first US state to surpass a million cases.

(CNN)Following weeks of rapid climbs in Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations, more state leaders have begun asking residents to stay at home in hopes of helping curb an already rampant spread of the virus.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is asking people to commit to a voluntary plan he calls "Stay at Home 2. 0" in the next two weeks in efforts to push a "significant reversal of the current trends" in the state.

More than 18,000 Californians have died since the start of the pandemic and infections, positivity rates and hospitalizations are all on the rise in the state, the governor said.

In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan announced new measures, including tightened restrictions for restaurants, as the state reported its seventh straight day of more than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases and "numbers continue to rise. "

In Illinois, most regions are seeing "far higher rates" of Covid-19 hospitalizations than they did in the spring, the governor said Tuesday.

In short, we're now just hundreds short of our Covid hospitalization numbers last spring," Gov. J. B. Pritzker said.

Hospitals statewide asked for help in a "couple of ways," Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday.

"People who want to visit family for Thanksgiving should limit themselves to only the most essential activities now, and essentially quarantine for two weeks before even a small outdoor gathering," a news release from Washington state's health department said.

And it's also an important first step in developing treatments that will help prevent people from being hospitalized with Covid-19, Fauci said Tuesday.

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