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COVID-19 cases rise to record highs in Midwest

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Published on October 15, 2020 - Duration: 02:21s

COVID-19 cases rise to record highs in Midwest

[NFA] Wisconsin and other states in the U.S. Midwest are battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalizations rising to record levels - a sign of a nationwide resurgence as temperatures get colder.

But Trump insists he will not allow a nationwide shutdown as a means of slowing the spread.

This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

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COVID-19 cases rise to record highs in Midwest

In what could be an ominous sign of a nationwide resurgence of COVID-19 - Wisconsin and other Midwest states are seeing new infections and hospitalizations rise to record levels.

More than 22,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported on Wednesday across the Midwest, compared to the previous daily record of 20,000 cases.

And some hospitals are seeing a record number of patients for the 10th straight day.

In Wisconsin, more than 85 percent of ICU beds were in use as of Wednesday.

To help ease the strain - in West Allis, a field hospital went up in what has been the home of the Wisconsin State Fair since the late 1800s.

But, the spike in cases goes beyond the Midwest... The number of new COVID-19 cases rose 11 percent in the U.S. last week compared to the previous seven days.

President Donald Trump - who faces criticism for holding large events during a pandemic… and for his lax approach to mask-wearing in the White House - told Fox Business Network's Varney & Co host, Stewart Varney, on Thursday - that he will keep the country open no matter what: VARNEY "What happens if you get a big spike in cases in the United States?

And cases are rising.

What would you do?" TRUMP "We're not doing any more lockdowns and we're doing fine.

We had Florida, we had a spike and the governor did a great job, DeSantis... We're not doing any shutdowns.

No." In an interview with CBS News, Wednesday - Dr. Anthony Fauci said if the case numbers don't come down there will be huge implications: "So what we are seeing unfortunately is upticks in case positivities, test positivities.

That's going to translate as it already is into additional hospitalizations which ultimately are going to translate to additional deaths.

And now we are starting to see an uptick in cases... You know in 37 states." Trump - making a push in the final weeks of campaigning after being hospitalized with COVID-19, has continued to minimize the threat to public health posed by the virus that has killed more than 216,000 Americans.

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