COVID-19 cases rise across the country

Surging cases across the country have officials believing this could be a negative turning point for the virus outbreak.
3:17 | 07/05/20

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This was unfortunately a record-setting fourth of July for several major cities and states in new cases. As we have seen repeatedly, this pandemic is not enough to stop massive gatherings from happening all over the country. This fourth of July weekend, as multiple states smash records for covid-19 cases, some massive celebrations have continued unimpeded. Across the country, scenes like this Delaware beach packed with people. Partygoers at Minnesota's lake minnetonka, climbing from boat to boat, and while southern Florida beaches were closed, this one in volusia county was at capacity. This is the fourth of July, but this is not the place to gather and not practice social distancing. And not practice masks. Reporter: Florida announcing a staggering 11,400 new cases Saturday alone, just a hundred behind New York at its apex, among the state's sick, a state representative. I don't feel well. Reporter: He said Florida leaders aren't paying attention to the damage the virus is causing. It's difficult because, you know, you just don't know. I mean, it hurts bad. It's very painful. It hurts to breathe. Reporter: Another hot spot -- Texas, setting its own record for cases Saturday. This single north Texas family says seven of their family members have tested positive despite their best efforts. From March until now, we took it serious and then June 20th, it had walked into the house. Reporter: The residents getting a terrifyingrt on their phones Friday warning them nearby hospitals were at capacity and as so many people set off fireworks at home, more than 300 Houston firefighters are in quarantine. Pre-covid, take C out, we're hemorrhaging Houston firefighters. These are not good days. Reporter: In state of Arizona, the state is using more icu beds than ever before. This 63-year-old was one of them. It just -- my stomach just turns. Reporter: In Chicago, the city announced police will patrol restaurants and bars enforcing distancing rules as people turn to more spread-out activities. Like paddling boarding for their fourth of July events. And California shoppers prep for scaled down celebrations. Four to five people, much smaller than we would have. Reporter: In Texas, three reasons to celebrate for Maggie, diagnosed with covid on mother's third trimester, beat the virus and gave birth to triplets. The hospital says all three babies are safe, healthy and undeniably resilient. And as America waits for sports to return, another setback for pro soccer. One of the mls tournament has been postponed. Two players from Vancouver came back inconclusive and Dallas fc -- Trevor Ault for us, thank you. Joining us now is mayor Brenda Bethune of Myrtle Beach.

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