Transcript for 1,300 US COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours
We're now in our fourth day of covering this presidential election. We're grateful you have been wi us every step to have the way but we would be missed if we did not report what we're also see in the coronavirus pandemic just over the last four more than 230,000 American lives have been lost, 1,300 deaths in one day. Numbers are alarming but so is this number. We learned today more than 140,000 new cases of the virus in this country in just the last 24 hours. That's the highest we've seen since this started. Here's Alex Perez. Reporter: With the white house hanging in the balance tonight, coronavirus shattering another record, 140,000 new cases. 1,300 deaths report in the last 24 hours. Every state is essentially getting worse. We need a national plan. Reporter: A record number of Americans hospitalized. Health-care workers pushed to the limit. Some dying Utah, Patrice Grossman's condition deteriorating in hours. It took from start to finish probably six hours for us to find out our mother was dead, and we weren't allowed to see her the entire time. We couldn't even go in. She was alone. Reporter: The air force sending medical teams to help with a surge of patients in El Paso. New Mexico fears they could run out of hospital bedding within days. We are within a dramatic crisis situation. This is and has been a public health emergency like no other. Reporter: And David, the prognosis is not good. Next week we could see another record for hospitalizations. We topped out at about 60,000 people hospitalized earlier in the pandemic. Now we're approaching that number again at about 53,000 people hospitalized. Whoever wins this presidential race, this is what they will face and the warning signs are everywhere. Alex, when we come back, the
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