The Northeast held back the coronavirus tide this summer after enduring the worst of America‚Äôs catastrophic first wave in the spring. But now states like Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut have all reported records for new daily cases in the past week. The summertime decline seen in the Northeast led to early expectations that its strict lockdowns had given it an upper hand against the virus, as other states that reopened quickly experienced a summer surge. Then as October came, it became apparent that many Northeastern states had won only a temporary reprieve . A second wave of infections had come, forcing state and local officials to reinstate restrictions on businesses, schools and mass gatherings. Connecticut has been averaging over 800 new cases per day, approaching its April peak of over 1,000. Maine is well above its May peak with a seven-day average of 88 new cases per day […]