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Coronavirus cases were rising in 30 of the 50 US states on Monday, the first time that many states have trended upwards since 2 August, according to a Reuters analysis of data for the past two weeks.

The number of new cases has risen for two weeks in a row in 27 out of 50 states, with North Carolina and New Mexico both reporting increases above 50% last week, according to Reuters.

Cases in New York state have risen 4.4% so far in September, one of the smallest increases in the country.

Cuomo urged New Yorkers to remain vigilant in mask-wearing and warned of consequences if they do not comply.

“It’s not time to get tired because the virus isn’t tired,” he said.

The midwest has emerged as the country’s new hotspot, with hospitalisations surging in some states.

Wisconsin set records for new cases twice last week and is now reporting more new infections each day than Florida. South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming have all set records for new daily cases three times this month.

The positive rate has risen to 26% in South Dakota, up from 17% last week, according to an analysis using data from the Covid Tracking Project, a volunteer-run effort to track the outbreak.

On Monday, according to the analysis, the rate in Wisconsin was 19%; it was 16% in both Iowa and Missouri; 15% in Kansas; and 14% in Nebraska.

The US is reporting 45,000 new infections on average each day, compared with 40,000 a week ago and 35,000 two weeks ago.

Deaths have generally been trending downward in the US for about six weeks. Deaths are a lagging indicator, however, and can take several weeks to rise after an increase in cases.

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Rift Warfronts Guide – The Black Garden

The Black Garden is one of the Warfronts available in Rift Planes of Telara. This is the first Warfront you are able to participate in as a low-level player.

If you are not yet familiar with them, Warfronts are a lot like Battlegrounds from World of Warcraft. They are instanced PvP-only mini-games where teams of players (both random and arranged) queue up to do battle against the opposite faction.

By competing in Warfronts, players can earn favor (used for PvP rewards), experience points, and faction points. The Black Garden in particular offers faction points for the Caretakers (Guardians) and the Moribund (Defiant).

Once you have queued for a Warfront, you can go anywhere you want in the world and will be alerted when the queue is ready.

Once you are inside The Black Garden, the premise is fairly simple. There is a publicly displayed score for each team, and the first team to 500 points wins. Most of your points will be earned by carrying a flag, called the Fang of Regulos, which spawns in the center of the map.

Players can capture this simply by right clicking on it and after 1.5 seconds they will pick it up. Once a player is holding the flag, his or her team will begin earning points. Players can also earn points (albeit very few) for defeating other enemy players in combat.

However, there are two caveats to this. First of all, the player who is holding the flag takes damage over time. This increases considerably as time goes on, and once you pick up the flag there is no way to drop it. Eventually, you will die from damage. This prevents a single player from holding the Fang of Regulos for the entire game.

However, there is another facet to this game as well. The closer you hold the Fang of Regulos to the center of the map, the more points you get. If you run the flag far away from the center towards your base, you will only earn 1-2 points per “tick”, whereas if you hold the flag in the center of the map you will earn 6 points.

Since you play to 500 points in The Black Garden, this is actually a lot of points. This encourages players to stand in the center of the map with the flag which makes the game a lot more exciting than your typical capture the flag type of PvP game.

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