Coronavirus task force addresses spike in rate of coronavirus cases in southern states

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FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports—“Our focus today is very much on the advent of a rising series of new cases across the American South,” Vice President Mike Pence said. “Now’s the time for everybody to continue to do their part.”

Record spikes in U.S. coronavirus cases push up hospitalization rates in 16 states. The U.S. reported more than 34,400 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, after health officials in California, Florida and Texas all reported record-high single-day spikes.