Virus fight stalls in early hot spots New York, New Jersey

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden says Americans apparently are letting their guard down when it comes to the coronavirus.

Biden’s remark to reporters on Sunday comes amid a national trend that has seen case numbers inch up in recent days.

New York and New Jersey are back atop of the list of U.S. states with the highest rates of infection.

Even as the vaccination campaign has ramped up, the number of people getting infected in New Jersey has crept to by 37% in a little more than a month, to about 23,600 every seven days.

About 54,600 people in New York tested positive for the virus in the last week.

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