39 states plus Washington, D.C. see rise in COVID-19 cases

Doctors and nurses are saying they are already exhausted from the surge in coronavirus cases with hospitalizations rising in 41 states.
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Turning now to the pandemic, the unavoidable force of nature in the campaign, of course. 39 states and Washington DC seeing increases in cases. Hospitalizations rising in 41 states. We have more with Trevor on that story. We're hearing from health care workers that say they're exhausted physically and mentally. We're seeing multiple shatts shatter coronavirus records, cases, and hospitalizations every single day. This morning the intensifying nationwide fight to contain coronavirus. New York officials halting a wedding with a 10,000 person guest list as they unveil block by block covid tracking. We're now going to analyze it on the block by block level. New York how rolling out record testing and seeing a low positivity rate, but much of the country logging dire numbers with hospitalizations climbing in 41 states and deaths rising in 14. Still Dr. Anthony Fauci says a national lock down would only be in the cards if the situation became really, really bad noting the country is fatigued with restrictions. We don't want to get in the way of opening the economy. But to being a safe gateway to opening the economy. High profile faces, Joel olsteen, Nick Saban back on the sidelines, and Dan mullen now announcing his own infection less than a week after hoping to see 90,000 fans at his team's home games, and the jaguars and the patriots among those sidelining some players. There is new currents about rare reinfections. They contracted two different strains. Tyler Whitmeyer fighting for his life after his wife said that he was potentially infected for a second time. My son struggles, he misses his dad. And vj Smith now recovering at home but sharing this message from the hospital. This is a terrible, a very special virus. It is killing our people. And we have to wake up. And already public health officials like Dr. Fauci are asking Americans to scale back. Eva? The trump administration announced a deal for wallgreens and CVS health to administer

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