Florida on Tuesday hit a new statewide record high for number of coronavirus deaths reported in a single day since the pandemic began — 186 residents. And while there are signs hospitalizations may be leveling off, the virus continues to upend life there and across the country.
Nearly half of all states are now part of the government's so-called "red zone" due to rising cases, including Missouri, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
Dr. Deborah Birx on Tuesday said hot spots threaten regions where cases are controlled.
"We can see the virus moving North," she warned.
"What we're seeing across the South right now is both rural infections, as well as small metros and major metros, simultaneously." Birx said.
This week, Dr. Birx was in five states where cases are on the rise and recommended that some states close bars and limit capacity.