Most States in Second Covid Wave, But 13 Trapped in First

A healthcare worker sits at the entrance to a free COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(CN) — As the Covid-19 death toll in the United States passes the grim milestone of 200,000, a mathematic analysis of U.S. cases shows that 31 states entered their second wave at the end of July — while 13 others were still in the first wave.

The notion of a second wave of the novel coronavirus, a phenomenon wherein a disease infects one group of people first, then infections appear to decrease but later increase in a different part of the population resulting in a second wave of infections, has been looming since the global pandemic began. And recently, there is speculation that a second wave is starting in Europe. 

Some European countries are reporting a rapid rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations. Hospitalizations have

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