Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 150 points this morning, after falling almost 100 points, yesterday. Investors have been particularly concerned about the Delta variant of the virus, which has been gaining traction at a frightening speed. On Friday, the weekly average neared 72,800 new daily cases, a high not seen even last summer.
On Monday, that number creeped higher, to 85,459 new cases.
Meanwhile, Clorox reported a forecast that fell short of what Wall Street expected, and shares of the cleaning company plummeted 9% during the premarket.