Transcript for Governors, mayors implement new mandates to curb COVID-19
Good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a Thursday night. And we were warned this would happen, with the colder weather here and amerioing indoors. Tonight, new numbers on the coronavirus, more than 100,000 new cases of the virus in just 24 hours. Several days straight. Hospitalizations nearly doubling in just two weeks now. Here in New York, new restrictions tonight, fearing a devastating new wave. And take a look at this time lapse tonight. We started this graphic with the situation about three months ago. You can see the red T across the sun belt states in August, in September moving west. And of course there's the picture now. We have cases on the rise in all 50 . Here in New York, lines for testing and a new 10:00 P.M. Curfew for restaurants and bars. Chicago imposing a stay at home advisory for the next 30 days. Cases in California tonight now topping a million. And this image this evening from dodgers stadium. Families in their cars for hours. They are waiting to be tested. More hospitals and their staffs stretched to the limit. Utah's governor saying, we are at a breaking point tonight. And North Dakota so strapped, they are now allowing workers with the virus but who are aim asymptom matic to come in to help in this fight. ABC's chief national affairs correspondent Tom llamas leading us off with the new concern right here in New York. Reporter: Tonight, with lines forming outside testing centers and new restrictions, New York City being warned a second wave may be coming. Every single thing you do Reporter: The epicenter of the U.S. Pandemic putting a curfew in place. Bars, restaurants and gyms need to close by 10:00 P.M. Starting tomorrow. Gatherings in private homes will be limited to ten people. All to drive those rising covid numbers down and avoid a return pandemic. But small business owners that struggled to survive the first wave say new city-wide restrictions will drown them. There's only a few people sitting down at the restaurant at 10:00, and now we can't accept them. Reporter: Across the river, cases soaring in New Jersey. One in five people testing positive in Newark. That state also rolling out a new 10:00 P.M. Curfew tonight for restaurants and bars. Restaurants were morphing as the night went on not in name but in substance. Into clubs. Into lounges. People were just letting their guard down. Reporter: Today, 138,000 new cases. In just 11 days, the country recording a staggering 1.2 million infections. Our will Carr is in California where today, they topped a million cases and are adding back some restrictions. Covid cases are spiking here in Los Angeles. In fact, here at dodger stadium, they've been forced to extend their testing hours. Across the city, more than 32,000 people are being tested every day, a number that continues to go up. We should not be throwing our hands up and saying, "Well there's nothing we can do, this thing is out of control." There is something we can do. Reporter: Officials from coast to coast begging the public to use the tools that work. Like Milwaukee's mayor. I know we're all tired. I'm tired, you're tired. But we must remain vigilant and do what is necessary. Reporter: And Ohio's Republican governor amid his new mask mandate. We know that masks work, they're the easiest, most cost-effective way to limit the spread of covid-19. Reporter: But despite skyrocketing cases, still pockets of RESE to mask mandates. This billboard briefly going up in protest in Omaha, Nebraska. And every day, doctors and nurses on the front lines taking us inside their fight. It's really bad when you have to decide between a trauma patient and a covid patient. Reporter: In Missouri, 40-year-old medical technician Marie Brumbaugh took precautions but still got the virus. Her parents on the phone with Marie moments before she was put on a ventilator and later died. Her last words to me were, I love you. And her dad was driving and he says, I love you, baby girl. And she says, I love you, dad, I love you. An was it. So many families across this countryoing through those moments. Tom llamas joins us now from new and we're seeing this across the country, Tom. New concerns here in New York tonight, as well. And a new advisory in Chicago at this hour? Reporter: That's right, that breaking news coming out of Chicago moments ago. The mayor issuing anned a risery, start, at 6:00 A.M., people should onto travel to work, schoolnd essential needs. Back here in New York cities, we're seeing the warning signs all around us. These are people waiting in listen to get tested. David, they were waiting tonight when the rain was pouring down for hours. And the big question right now, what's going to happen to the public schools? Mayor de Blasio today said if the infection rate gets to 3%, he's going to shut down them. David, tonight, it's a 2.6%. Tom, thank you. There's also news tonight on the pfizer vaccine and the
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