Hospitalizations rise as Trump pushes reopening

A White House Coronavirus Task Force report, obtained by the New York Times, found 21 states with outbreaks serious enough to land them in a “red zone.”
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First the latest on the coronavirus emergency. In the past 24 hours the U.S. Has reported more than 53,000 cases and more than 1,000 death. According to an internal FEMA memo the death toll is rising jumping by more than 30% in the past week but new cases are going down. 21 states are now in the so-called red zone. Officials urging those areas to crack down on restrictions. Now, one of those states is Florida and Victor Oquendo starts us off in Miami with the latest. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, robin. From outside marlins park it's one of the largest testing sites. You can see the row of cars behind me. It's also home to to the Miami marlins their season put on pause after an outbreak and Florida hitting that record, 191 deaths in a single day as other states see their case numbers climb. This morning, signs the southern surge is creeping north. Hospitalizations increasing across 80% of the country. 13 state and Puerto Rico now reversing the re-openings and another 13 pausing or delaying theirs. On Monday as the president pushed for more states to re-open -- I really do believe a lot of the governors should be opening up states that they're not opening. Reporter: A federal report from the white house coronavirus task force obtained by ABC news found 21 states, three more states than the week before, now have outbreaks serious enough to land them in a so-called red zone where officials are urging to have more restrictions in place. On Tuesday, Dr. Deborah birx advising people to avoid large groups. We are still seeing significant outbreaks occurring from birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunions. Reporter: As the debate rages on, in California, at the palm Springs unified school district, kindergarten enrollment is dropping. The district is concerned about child development. We're down about 50% from where we were last week in our kindergarten enrollment. Reporter: On Tuesday the second largest teachers union in the U.S., the American federation of teachers which represents 1.7 million says that it would support teachers if they choose to strike if their schools open without proper safety measures. In most places around the country, people are not ready. They can't fund the safety safeguards that they need even if they can plan for it. Ppe, cleaning, new bus routes, all of these things cost money. Reporter: But for hundreds of thousand, it's already too late. 45-year-old LAPD officer Val Martinez passing away from covid complication, officers saluting her body in California. And in powerful procession in Phoenix forum Behr to ortilla. In Georgia, 22-year-old Michael monnix is facing a long road to recovery after a brutal bout with the virus. His entire family of eight contracted covid. He was hit the hardest spending 49 days in the hospital, three weeks on a ventilator. We take this virus very seriously because it's not a Reporter: He is working with an occupational therapist unable to walk on his own. His voice is badly damaged from breathing tubes. This stuff is real. Reporter: We wish Michael and his family all the best. Moderna's vaccine showing early and quick promise here. Seven out of eight primates injected with the vaccine showed no detectable virus in their lungs just two days after exposure. That is encouraging. Thanks very much.

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