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Officials across U.S. give COVID-19 updates as new cases hit all-time high

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The U.S. has set a record for new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday for the fourth time in a week, reporting more than 136,000 new cases — the highest in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

Governors and officials have announced new restrictions and are urging people to take the battle against the virus seriously as infections continue to spike nationwide.

On Tuesday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced restrictions that limit gatherings and target situations where young people congregate. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said much of the state is seeing the worst surge since the pandemic started. And Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers gave an unusual prime-time address, advising people to stay home and calling on businesses to expand work-from-home options.

CBSN is monitoring for COVID-19 briefings and press conference from governors, mayors and other officials – This blog will be updated with events we are streaming live.

Note: Streaming plans are subject to change. 

Latest Updates:

 

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to give update on cases

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was scheduled to provide an update Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on a spike in coronavirus cases being seen in the area. It was later rescheduled for Thursday. 

 

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center gives update

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center gave a COVID-19 preparedness update Wednesday morning at a press conference.

It was streamed live on CBSN Pittsburgh — watch it here:

Update on COVID preparedness in Pittsburgh 41:07
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