CDC silenced as new warning emerges for coronavirus infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped releasing new health guidance on COVID-19 after a change from the Trump administration as cases are increasing.
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Now to the latest on the coronavirus. The death toll in the U.S. Is more than 206,000. With hospitalizations on the rise in 24 states and daily deaths up in 12 states. Wisconsin is one seeing a rise in both categories. Stephanie Ramos is in Green Bay with more on all this for us. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: Robin, good morning. This hospital here is Green Bay is on the brink of becoming overwhelmed with covid patients. They tell us they're urging the community to change their don't hold large gatherings and wear a mask to slow the spread. It comes a few days before president trump holds a rally here. This morning, covid-19 cases on the rise. In the pacific northwest and midwest, here in Wisconsin more than 20% of tests are coming back positive. The state reporting more thank 2,000 cases a day. Hospitalizations in Green Bay are on the rise. This department is near capacity. As you can see, looking around, we have patients in most of these rooms. Covid is real. Reporter: With more thank 200,000 deaths in the U.S., 12 states are reporting increases in daily fatalities. In North Carolina, 19-year-old kwhad, basketball player died from complications and his parents say he never displayed any symptoms of the virus. You might not have symptoms but you don't know what it can do to someone else. We thought he was better. But it was -- it was -- he just was one of the very unlucky ones. Reporter: Now fears of a surge moving to the northeast. Researchers from policy lab at the children's hospital of Philadelphia projecting and increase in transmission risk in the fall. The sudden rise in test positivity rates could mean the negative consequences of cooler temperatures are taking hold sooner than researchers citing community fatigue with mask wearing and social distancing and adding these predictions are subject to change if people modify their behavior. In Boston, the rising infection rate leading officials to pause the re-opening plan. Boston's mayor appealing directly to college students in the city. You want to be here? You want to be treated as adults? Well then act it there's no reason to have parties. We're asking you to be responsible. Reporter: And this morning, ABC news learning the CDC stopped releasing new health guidance about the covid-19 pandemic last week. The CDC has rigorous systems in place to ensure that all information it shares is ago root and fully reviewed by subject matter expert as cross all relevant disciplines within CDC prior to public dissemination. Here in Wisconsin, the surge comes as 1.2 million residents have already started the voting process by mail. Momentum, president trump aims to capitalize on when he visits cat. Michael. Thank you so much.

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