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Task force warns of 'further deterioration' as pandemic worsens

November 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 08: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks as Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx, Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield listen during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the U.S. Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Vice President Pence and the task force members discussed the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of nation's schools in the Fall. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The White House coronavirus task force has again ramped up its warnings to states in a weekly set of reports as the pandemic continues to aggressively worsen, raising alarms on the potential impact of rising cases on hospitals.

(CNN)The White House coronavirus task force has again ramped up its warnings to states in a weekly set of reports as the pandemic continues to aggressively worsen, raising alarms on the potential impact of rising cases on hospitals.

Reports in late October warned of "unrelenting, broad community spread in the Midwest, Upper Midwest, and West. " By early November, reports said, "There is a continued increase in cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities nationally, spreading southward from the coldest climates as the population moves indoors and cases increase exponentially. " And last week's reports suggested there was "accelerating community spread across the top half of the country" and "significant deterioration in the Sunbelt. "

"Arkansas is on the precipice of a rapid, accelerating increase in cases which will be followed with new hospital admissions," the Arkansas report said, calling for compliance with public health orders, including mask usage.

In Maryland, the task force warns of an "accelerating surge in cases," with its highest daily number of new cases during the pandemic reported last week.

"Hospitalizations and deaths continued to increase setting new records every week; average daily deaths are seven-fold higher than in September," the Wisconsin report said.

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