Transcript for Today could see the highest number of travelers this holiday week
Good morning, on what is expected to be the biggest travel day since the start of this pandemic. You're looking live at three of America's busiest airports, Chicago, New York and Atlanta, as people head home from the Thanksgiving holiday. Those images causing real concern among health experts this morning. Given the rising case count here in America. Overnight we crossed over the 4 million mark for the month of November. That is a record and more than double the case count from The number of deaths rising in 38 states plus D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam. We may not know the full impact of all the holiday travel for weeks. We have team coverage this morning and start with elwyn Lopez at hartsfield-jackson international airport in Atlanta. Elwyn, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, whit. From coast to coast and throughout the weekend people have been flocking home. Today is the day we could see the highest number of flyers this holiday week. This morning experts feel travellers could fuel a new spike in covid-19 cases on what could be the busiest travel day this week. Today alone, the nation's airports expecting to see more than 1 million travellers, bracing for scenes like this one in Phoenix, Gates packed, with little to no social distancing. We'll feel those effects in two or three weeks. Increase cases, increase hospitalizations and increase deaths. Everyone is wearing their masks. Reporter: Sarah, like millions of others flu home for Thanksgiving despite warnings from the CDC to stay put. I think I feel the same level of stress I feel going to the grocery store. Reporter: Some passengers taking the risk while following every CDC guideline except the one not to travel. Were there a lot of people wearing masks? Were you concerned at any point? For the most part people generally followed with rules? Are you worried about a covid-19 increase in cases after the holidays? With th weather everyone has to be concerned and diligent. Reporter: Compared to last year fewer Americans took to the skies or hitting the roads. 48 million Americans expected to travel by car this holiday, down by 4% from this time last year. Gps giant waze changing their software to keep their drivers updated on covid-19 testing sites and food banks to help keep their customers safe. Here at the Atlanta airport they're expected to end this week with 1.1 million passengers in just six days. Dan? That's down 35% compared to this time last year. Dan?
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