US nears 200,000 deaths from coronavirus

A new report deems COVID-19 as the largest mass fatality incident to hit New York City.
1:50 | 09/19/20

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We turn to the latest on the pandemic. The U.S. Is now closing in on 200,000 coronavirus deaths, 200,000 of our fellow Americans. More than a third of Americans know somebody who has been hospitalized or died from covid-19 and this morning, a new report calls covid-19 the largest mass fatality incident in the modern history of new York City. ABC's Trevor Ault has more. Reporter: This morning, president trump offering an ambitious timeline in the race for a vaccine. Hundreds of millions of doses will be available every month and we expect to have enough vaccines for every American by April. Reporter: Just days ago the president's own CDC director said he didn't expect a vaccine to be generally available until the late second or third quarter of next year. President trump says the administration will start distributing a vaccine within 24 hours of its approval but millions may not want it because of widespread concerns about the vaccine development process. That's as the CDC has reversed course on testing again, now saying anyone in contact with someone who's infected should get tested regardless of their own symptoms. Across the U.S. This weekend, big developments for businesses and potential crowds. Las Vegas bars getting the green light to re-open. We'll be greeting our guests at the door and taking their temperatures. Reporter: Some Florida bars celebrating octoberfest at 50% capacity. If you're not seated you've got to have your mask on. Reporter: Right now 11 STAs and Puerto Rico are seeing covid-19 deaths rise as the virus is still a global problem. And now widespread restrictions are being rolled out across Europe once again, Spain has brought back military tents for an overflow of covid patients and London's mayor will not rule out another lockdown. Eva. Trevor Ault for us, thank you so much.

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