Surgeon general urges face coverings amid COVID-19 case surge

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Florida reporting another record number of Corona virus cases today, Health officials say there were more than 15,300 cases with 45 deaths. Surgeon General Dr Jerome Adams on CBS's face the Nation. He was asked about the recent spikes and what the administration's plans are. We do have a national testing strategy. We're working with states to give them all the supplies that they actually asked for. So askew occurred ing that we're happy with where we are. Please don't mistake me for saying we're happy with with where we are. What I'm saying is that we're working with states to make sure we can respond to this incredibly contagious Davies and part of that again, if making sure we're slowing the spread. By helping people understand the importance of wearing face coverings in good hand hygiene and staying home when they can't Adams now says. If everyone wears a face covering, we could turn the corner in 2 to 3 weeks. The 15,299 people who tested positive Is about 4000 mohr than previous records that had been held in California and in New York. New cases still hovering above 600 Michigan The state added 653 new confirmed cases 28 additional deaths as well yesterday of the state notes. However, 22 of those doubts were identified during a review of records. Meantime, a new executive order calling for maths to be worn in stores, restaurants and other public places goes into effect tomorrow morning. Governor Wittmer said last week that she's concerned about the rising number of cases. If we let our guard down, we could see a rapid increase in cases and deaths here in Michigan. That means more people getting sick. That means more people. Dying from this disease for the sake of your loved ones. For the sake of our economy. Please mask up When you go out. The new order requires any business that's open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a mask. Her face covering people who don't cover their face could be fined. Up to $500. Well, the president was seen wearing a face mask for the first time in public while touring Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The president has long resisted wearing a face mask despite recommendations of the White House task force. But he recently said he's all for masks, the president telling reporters yesterday he's never been against mass, but does believe they have a time and a place the mask and the presidential seal emblazoned on its

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