COVID-19 cases rise in 47 states, virus deaths rise in 26

Dr. Anthony Fauci told The Washington Post that the U.S. is “in for a whole lot of hurt” and “could not be positioned more poorly” as families head inside and prepare to celebrate the holidays.
1:30 | 11/03/20

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Transcript for COVID-19 cases rise in 47 states, virus deaths rise in 26
We move on from the campaign to the coronavirus, of course, front and center. A record average of more than 80,000 cases a day now in this country. And here's the map. The start of the outbreak, more daily cases than ever before. The seven-day average up 83% in a month. More than 231,353 lives have been lost. Dr. Anthony Fauci saying, as we head into the fall and winter, we are not in a good place. Here's Steve osunsami. Reporter: Doctors say the numbers haven't looked this concerning since the start of the pa, with cases rising in 47 states, and the number of people dyingrom the disease is rising in 26 states. The rates of growth are alarming. They seem to be as bad or worse then they were back in the spring. Reporter: Dr. Anthony Fauci told "The Washington post" that "We're in for a whole lot of hurt" and we could not be positioned more poorly." With families inside from the cold and celebrating the holidays, all great conditions for spreading the coronavirus. Hang in there. It's going to end and a vaccine is going to be extremely helpful to us and it is right around the corner. Reporter: It was not a happy Halloween for hundreds of people at two parties in New York over the weekend that had to be broken up by police. Most of the people were wearing costumes but weren't wearing masks. A number of states are taking extra steps to keep people safe at the polls tomorrow, including Iowa, where they are offering curbside voting for people who are sick with covid-19. David? All right, Steve osunsami with us. Steve, thank you.

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