Coronavirus BRIEFING

Small Household Gatherings Driving COVID Increase

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Small gatherings in people’s homes are becoming a larger source of coronavirus transmission, according, the head of the CDC told CNN. CDC director Robert Redfield talked about the latest trend during a call with governors on Tuesday. CNN obtained audio of the call.

“In the public square, we’re seeing a higher degree of vigilance and mitigation steps in many jurisdictions,” Redfield said. “But what we’re seeing as the increasing threat right now is actually acquisition of infection through small household gatherings.”

With Halloween, Thanksgiving and other holidays coming up, these gatherings could become a major concern.

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