U.S. grapples with new virus infections: Younger patients, more cases, but fewer deaths

For weeks now, the coronavirus headlines have been getting grimmer. “Florida, Texas and Arizona all set records for the most cases they have reported in a single day,” read a typical New York Times alert on Wednesday. But while the bad news about rising infection numbers across the Sun Belt is a real and troubling sign of increasing spread, it has also obscured some not-so-bad news about the current contours of the U.S. epidemic.

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