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US hospitalisation numbers continue to mount, defying weekend lag

Peter Wells in New York and Emma Boyde in Hong Kong

The number of people being hospitalised in the US due to Covid-19 continued to rise, defying the usual lag in reporting weekend numbers on a Monday, suggesting a worrying burden on healthcare facilities in some of the worst-hit states.

“As expected, most numbers were lower over the last 2 days. Current...