US reports highest single-day of COVID-19 deaths

Researchers predict the next hot spots as schools form groups to deal with potential outbreaks.
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And now to the latest on the corona virus the United States is reporting the highest number of deaths in a single day nearly 15100. CDC director Robert Redfield says everyone in America needs to Wear a mask for this coming fall could be quote the worst we've ever hat. Alex Perez reports from Chicago. This morning researchers used by the Kobe task force predicting three of the next likely hot spots for the virus to hit Chicago Boston and Baltimore. We're just seeing significant. Transmission in all three of those cities. Are tapping late in the summer. Acknowledging that they only have weeks left before the nights get colder and the transmission dynamics may actually worsen. Researchers from policy lab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia say Chicago has a high transmission rate and inadequate social distancing measures. Boston's transmission rate is growing in many are traveling for leisure according to cell phone data. Baltimore at risk because of its high density and poverty rates and large number of multi generational households. I worry about a perfect storm traveling icu nurse trinity Goodman knows the challenges of hotspots all too well working in New York when the pandemic first hit. Snow it's. Almost like in her liked. Colin ticked down and more recently the Texas border where she says all her patients were under forty. Not one of them lived we had notary literally no resources. And Alex Perez joins us now Alex I wanna pick up on that last statement we heard in your pieces visitors saying that people in Texas are dying because there are no resource is to give them proper medical care. Well Diana she's saying is that many hospital systems are simply overwhelmed right now also accessing treatment accessing equipment accessing PPE a lot of that savage is taking longer than it should. Right now and all of that is creating. Adding to this problem diets it's a very complicated situation and making things. Even worse is that in some communities a lot of people are just not adhering to those social distancing guidelines so the infection rates are going up. Again overwhelming the hospital's Diane and asks what's a sensor getting in terms of what's being done about this locally and federally. But you know officials across the country are doing what they can they say to try to get. That PP to try to get that equipment governors and many cases that taking this into their own hands instead of relying on the federal government. And finally that he he'd find it themselves I don't here in Illinois governor first order of things he did what's he found PPE problem other parts of the world. Brought here it was flown in secret into the Chicago area and distributed to other parts of the state so. Really everyone AA in some ways kind of looking out for themselves are trying to get these medical experts these doctors the equipment that they need to try to treat. People and of course Alex's schools reopened that's adding another concern on the White House is issuing guidance. For schools and also sending them masks what are the details there. Well that's right dad you know the White House has issued these guidelines and they say among the things that its students and staff should be doing is self assessing. There are held every day washing their hands and wearing just. When social distancing is not possible but educators across the country have already said that rich burning. It's his school in person classes this fall they believe is just not safe Diane. So many schools we know are setting up cove in nineteen pas forces and they say to keep students staff and school save. More on these task forces and what are they doing. While it's what's happening across the country right now and every school district school officials working trying to come up with a pledge to get students. To school safely so they're turning to emit immunology is in other doctors that can help them build a safe. Medic coal plan moving forward so that students. In some cases can return to class is now this is particularly difficult for some smaller school districts as well I don't have as many resources as the bigger. Districts and one of them is as the Indiana has been working on this for several weeks. Now I listen to listen to you what some of the teachers and school officials there and signs they'll have to say about office. I had very extensive back to school protocol and they hire social distancing lean and wearing masks and our teachers. Are keeping an and one like one crashing. I think they're doing their bats with the information they have they've had extensive plans lots of brains were definitely put together to come up with some good plans. Dole's. I am determined east additionally. The blue where external. Experts in their heels and don't consider schools such. A worry about child care what this economic Dayton. Signs that. The big way I wanted to run it. A goal and we shouldn't. Handel as Italy and as briefly as we. And I had another big concern that experts are turning their attention to right now it turns out some of these outbreaks that we have seen over the summer we'll they've been traced to restaurants and bars is so medical officials are keeping a close eye on all of that. Not a lot of good news when it comes to Tim what's coming in the future here so authorities are just. Telling everyone to try to practice these guidelines and really keep that topple mind because they believe that's the only way. We can sort of get ahead of this right now. Outdoors better than indoors and it seems as the weather gets cold and little be indoors more Alex so hopefully we can all stay safe thanks for the update.

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