COVID-19 kills more than 204,000 in US

Cases rise in over 35 states and in New York State the cases rose to over 1,000 in a day. If this continues, the state is expected to close non-essential businesses in those areas.
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We turn now to the pandemic. Covid-19 has now killed more than 204,000 people in this country. Cases are rising in 35 states and Puerto Rico and for the first time in three months, new York state reports more than a thousand new cases in a single day. ABC's Stephanie Ramos joins us now in New York with the latest. Stephanie, good morning. Reporter: Whit, good morning. The department of health here in New York City says they'll enforce the wearing of masks and social distancing in areas where there's been an uptick in covid cases. If the city doesn't see improvements by tomorrow, the mayor may be forced to shut down nonessential businesses. . This morning, the state of new York reporting more than a thousand covid cases in a single day for the first time in three months. This comes as New York considers locking down some neighborhoods in Brooklyn and queens after a recent uptick in cases. This may be the most precarious moment we're facing since we have emerged from lockdown. Reporter: New York City health officials are warning against large gatherings. In queens, authorities breaking up a wedding of 300 attendees. But the party going on in Florida. Some restaurants packed. Back to full capacity Saturday after the governor announced that bars and restaurants are cleared to do so. I'm healthy and strong. And I feel comfortable here with my friends. Reporter: This as the first NFL player of the 2020 season is placed on the covid reserve list, unclear if the falcons' A.J. Terrell tested positive for the virus or was exposed to someone who has. And in college football, the S.E.C. Kicking off this weekend, this as colleges across the country struggle with covid outbreaks. A "New York Times" survey shows, there have been 130,000 cases so far. Some colleges even hiring students to work as safety influencers, Caleb is one of them, a freshman at the university of Missouri. Posting on our social media is kind of like, just getting the message out there. We want our fellow peers and fellow students to be like, hey, it's cool to wear a mask, it's keeping you safe. Reporter: Here in New York City, more than half a million students in grades K through 8 will be back in the classroom as in-person learning resumes. Thank you. Time now for the weather and we're going to get to rob

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