Newark becomes symbol of Covid's resurgence in northeastern US

Newark (United States) (AFP) – With a coronavirus test positivity rate of 19 percent, the city of Newark embodies the battle against Covid-19 in America’s northeast, a region that has so far avoided the second wave of infections that has been hitting the rest of the US and Europe for several weeks.The streets of Ironbound, usually one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Newark — the most populous city in New Jersey with 280,000 residents — are near-empty as temperatures drop and Covid-19 cases soar.”Since they announced two weeks ago that Newark’s rates were almost double the state rate, it’s …

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