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good thursday morning to you. i'm jim sciutto. >> i'm poppy harlow. today record numbers of coronavirus cases all over again and public health experts are saying what many politicians won't -- parts of this country now facing a near apocalyptic scenario, a trend one expert says is like watching a slow motion public health train wreck. >> it's in the numbers, folks. look at that graph there. it's going up. it's in the wrong direction. yesterday saw the fourth highest nationwide number of cases in a single day since the pandemic began. the number driven by the three most populated states in the country now seeing record rises
in their cases. the stakes becoming more clear by the day. new modeling showing thousands more dying in the coming months if current trends hold. that's key, right? it's not just about increased testing but about people getting sick. more dying. more than 30,000 lives could have been saved these models show if 95% of americans wear masks. >> yeah. and we can all still do that. even as calls for mask wearing grow, more and more bipartisan as republican voices in texas and florida join the chorus. the president is visiting yet another state today, likely without wearing a mask if the recent trips are any indication. let's begin with our correspondent lucy kafanov in dallas. good morning. >> good morning, look, texas, is bracing for what could be a third consecutive day of record breaking numbers. both in terms of new cases and hospitalizations. officials and hospitals here are
worried now about potential capacity if these kinds of rates continue. houston, for example, is facing such a surge that even the children's hospital there is now making room for adult patients. covid patients that could be transferred in. the mayor of austin telling cnn if the current rates continue, he could run out of hospital beds by mid july. and take a listen to the alarming warning from one of the nation's and state's top infectious disease experts. >> our big metro areas seem to be rising very quickly and some of the models are, you know, on the verge of being apocalyptic. out of the university of pennsylvania, the numbers say that we'll have a four-fold increase in the number of daily cases by july 4th in houston. >> so this is obviously a major concern, the governor here did make an aggressive push to reopen the state in may. he's now facing this public
health disaster. he is urging folks to stay home, to try to not be out on the streets. but we have seen reports of jam-packed bars. folks out and about. and with that 4th of july holiday coming up those numbers, guys, could be going more and more up. guys? >> wow. well, lucy, thanks for that. let's go to our correspondent, stephanie elam. she's in california. you have a state that saw 7,000 new cases in a day. a state where it is, right, mandated to wear masks inside and outside in almost every circumstance. >> that's true, poppy. that's statewide here and that was early on. a lot of what has been done happened early. we were the first state to go into the stay at home order and there was a thought that california was in the lead of
beating back the coronavirus. but the numbers from yesterday that's sky rocketing from the previous number of new cases which is about 5,000 the day before that. i did ask governor newsom about those, about the perception that california was ahead and now seems to be slipping behind. he say that the state has really crushed the curve and that when the stay at home order went into effect the state wasn't prepared for an onslaught of cases and for people to be in the hospital in icu beds but he says now they knew this was going to come, that this number was going to continue to rise as the state opened back up as you see more people out mixing and going back to work. but he's saying they're prepared and there's a controlled rise, only 8% of the hospital beds for covid are occupied right now. one thing that's also worth noting, here in los angeles county which is basically the epicenter of the outbreak in california that they are now saying that they are increasing their testing. now saying that they'll be able to test some 13,700 tests a day,
taking the number up from about 7,700. still, as the numbers sky rocket, people are concerned. poppy and jim? >> consistent story in a lot of states. stephanie elam, thanks very much. rosa flores is live in miami where the mayor there is trying to find a way to require citizens to wear masks. though without the statewide order from the government, marco rubio said just wear a damn mask, his exact words there. but still, no statewide move. >> you're absolutely right. yesterday on the day that florida broke its record, governor desantis doubled down and said he won't require a mask statewide. here's how one expert put it, it's very simple. she said, look, there a lot of young people in florida who are out partying, not wearing masks, not social distancing and then
going home and intermingling with their parents, their grandparents and then going to work and doing the same with their coworkers. look, i checked the numbers here in miami-dade. the positivity rate yesterday was 27%. the goal for the county is not to exceed 10%. they have exceeded 10% for the past ten days. jackson health is reporting a 108% increase in the number of covid-19 patients in the past 16 days. miami-dade mayor jimenez announced yesterday there was an outbreak in south miami-dade. he says that there's an outbreak in farm workers there. they don't need hospitalizations but they need to isolate and they live in very close quarters. so the county is going to be offering hotel rooms to these individuals until they get better. and the city of miami mayor upping the ante saying not only does he want to require masks, he wants to impose civil fines. jim and poppy, but again, this is all done locally.
at the state level, governor ron desantis saying he won't require masks statewide. >> hard to understand why. rosa, thanks. joining us now to talk about this and the record number of cases also in texas, dr. shaw, the executive director of the harris county public health department, the third most populated county in the u.s., home to houston, which what they're seeing is down right scary. is it time for mask mandates everywhere? >> first of all, thanks for having me and yeah, this week the county executive judge issued requirements for masks in businesses and that's a good first step and there's a lot that we're concerned about as we see these increases in numbers, both in cases. the positivity rate of testing as well as what's happening in the health care system.
that concerns all of us. >> let me ask you this. is there a middle ground between a total statewide lockdown and reopening which allows you to have some economic activity, right, but still stem the spread of this. i know it's difficult to judge and you would have to ratchet things up and down as warranted. right, but that's the essential debate here, is it not, and in texas as well, is can you have a middle ground or to get a handle on it, for now, folks, stay at home? >> i think that's been the key issue. even in reopening, it's not that can you cannot reopen, it's that you have to reopen with both health and safety in mind and you and i talked about this. this not just about either/or. this is an and. you can reopen but reopen with health and safety in mind and make sure we're doing it slowly enough that we're not layering effect of seeing the reopening
as well as other milestone events like holidays and other activities and all of that comes together in making sure that reopening is safe. so it's the same in the reverse. that if you are looking at how do you go back where if you feel -- gone prematurely or too much in one direction, then you dial it back. it's note an either/or. this is not a black or a white, there are grays in between but we have to work with our state partners to be able to have those kind of authorities and that's been the challenge. right now, the local authorities outside of the authority to have the masks for the pates are on and the staff members outside of that we do not have member of those authorities left. so this is really now at the state level. >> so let me ask you about what new york, new jersey, connecticut, the tri-state area instituted yesterday and that is if you, doctor, wanted to fly from houston to one of those states you're going to have to
go into the 14-day quarantine. anyone seeing a spike in florida, arizona, et cetera, will have do that. it's a big public awareness push and telling hotels to people that arrive they should do this. but i wonder about having teeth to it and enforcing it. >> you know, i think that's one of the biggest things about this entire aspect of the pandemic. for several months, this is not just been about the education. it's also about the enforcement. it's about not just -- you know, we have been blue in our face, if you will, to do everything to make sure our community knows what they should do in order to fight this pandemic. by and large, we have to give credit to our community. it has fought this pandemic successfully. you know the numbers have shown that. the case rates, the death rates to date have shown that. but now that we are at this new phase where we're seeing
increases -- what i call the abcs. it's the awareness, but it's the bc part which is the behavior change. and that's a really difficult thing. so when you say to people, wear a mask or wash your hands it's one thing for people to hear the message. the behavior changes to actually do it. and i think there are big policy issues here and individual actions that people can take and we need to do both. because guess what? we're running out of time. where the runway is short and our health care system is filling up and we need to do everything we to fight this pandemic. >> listen, and the leader of the country is not willing to spread that message. that's notable and seems to have an effect. thank you very much. >> just inconsistent messaging from the federal, state, local, that impacts the individual community maybe who gets complacent or decides no, i'm
not going to do it. >> thank you, doctor, always good to have you on. dozens of members of the secret service are now self-quarantining. this after working president trump's campaign rally in tulsa. of course no masks required there. we'll have the latest ahead. house democrats are set to vote on their own police reform legislation today. is there any chance for a compromise with republican lawmakers? also, amid calls for renewed scrutiny, the colorado governor's office is now investigating the death of a young black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by police. you need to know more about this story and the man himself, elijah mclean. s, you can find yourself heading in a new direction. but when you're with fidelity, a partner who makes sure every step is clear, there's nothing to stop you from moving forward. and the clock could be ticking towards bad breath, receding gums and possibly tooth loss.
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because it gets to risks to the president, these are people who work closely with the president, but gets to the question of have the president's events in public, in indoor arenas without masks put the secret service detail in danger themselves? >> well, clearly, they have. we had not only eight advanced workers test positive from the tulsa event but two secret services and as a result, you have a couple of dozen secret service agents being in quarantine now. now, the secret service says they have got enough agents that it doesn't impact their ability to protect the president but obviously, infected secret service agents pose a risk to the president and also the more events the president has, if you get more confirmed cases then you have to quarantine more officials, then you start to get just as you may have exponential spread of the virus, if you have exponential spread of quarantined secret service agents then you do impact the protective ability. as of now the secret service
says that every agent what goes on a trump event is going to be tested 24 to 48 hours ahead of time for covid. we do not know whether there are confirmed cases from the phoenix event as of yet. the president goes to wisconsin today. but this is clearly something to watch and the president's insistence on not embracing mask wearing both with his audiences and in his own modeling for his supporters is something that has real world consequences we are starting to see. >> and real world health consequences. thanks very much. let's speak to from william shofner from vanderbilt university. dr. shofner, you're a doctor, but i purely -- i want to ignore the politics here. i want to get at the health effect of the president, the commander in chief, being in denial here about the facts. he says the virus is going away. it's not. the numbers don't lie. he says that the cases are only rising because of increased testing. that's also false because the positive rate, that is the
percentage of people who test positive is also rising and face masks make a difference, but the president won't wear them and doesn't require them at his events. are the president's statements and behavior endangering lives? >> well, what's happening, jim, obviously is we're not getting clear communication and clear modeling from the highest office and that's really something that we need. it's been a confusion of communications about covid from the beginning. and that really impairs what it is that local people can do. because they simply are confused. they're getting conflicting messages. sure, we need absolutely leadership to show us that we all need to wear masks when we're out and about. six foot distancing. all of that's very, very important. avoiding those large group events. >> okay. so you have had dr. jonathan
reiner, he's a professor of medicine at gw university say yesterday something that was striking and he said, going out in public without a mask is like driving drunk. if you don't get hurt, you might kill somebody else. it's true, except if you drive drunk you'll get a dui at some point and there are major consequences for that. my question is how do you compel people to do what they need to do to keep other people safe without really consequences other than maybe a possible fine? >> well, poppy, first of all, you have to model it. you have to make wearing masks a social norm. every business has to have a sign outside their door that says, if you wish to patronize us, please come in with a mask. if you haven't got one, we'll give you one. and then everybody who works in the business has to wear it. religious leaders have to preach that to all faiths, all the time.
we need chambers of commerce coming out. local political leaders, all harmonizing with that message to normalize that behavior in our society. and on occasion, you may indeed have to mandate it. >> that's not happening, sadly. it's not. and the president seems to be doubling, tripling down on this approach. it's become a political issue, so i wonder from a public health perspective without that kind of leadership and broad national strategy as opposed to state by state strategy, can the u.s. get a handle on this? because countries who have in europe included, south korea are ones that had a national strategy and required a lot of these behaviors, et cetera. i mean, without that, are we stuck in this, you know, constant, you know, growth in cases? >> jim, i think we are.
look what happened. initially the virus was introduced from china and it went to major metropolitan areas and of course we develop some hot spots there. then over time, it began to go to medium sized cities and now over the summer it's going to smaller cities and it's now getting out to rural areas. so where is -- whereas it was rather geographically constrained initially now it's spreading out across the country and when the fall comes, and influenza takes off and covid takes off, all of a sudden it's going to take off all across the country and we're going to be stuck in a very bad place. the time to normalize wearing masks and social distancing behavior is now so that we get used to it by the time the fall arrives. and i'm very concerned that the second wave this fall will be substantially greater than what
we had experienced so far. >> dr. william shofner, thank you so much for being here. well, bill gates warned of a pandemic like coronavirus years ago. not a lot of people listened. now he weighs in on the rising number of cases we have and what can be done at this point to curb all of it. he joins anderson cooper and dr. sanjay gupta tonight. it's live at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. despite this pandemic and as cities nationwide push police reform, violent crime actually is on the rise in many places. we'll talk about that. we're moments away from the opening bell on wall street. we're watching how investors will react to new labor department numbers showing another 1.5 million americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week. it marks the 12th straight week, three months, that claims have risen -- well, fallen in terms of number, but still more people
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the proposal is expected to pass largely along party lines. >> this comes one day after democrats blocked a competing bill in the senate arguing it did not go far enough to address police misconduct. cnn congressional reporter lauren fox joins now. we have been here so many times before on so many major issues whether it was a national swelling of public support, thinking about gun control. congress doesn't get anywhere in terms of compromise. i mean, is the driving force here that perhaps both sides they want to cause, not a law. they want an issue, not a law. >> i think certainly, jim, what we saw yesterday was democrats blocking this proposal in part because the country was having this swell of debate. this moment where everyone wanted to see action. however, democrats argue this bill was not salvage able. that no amount of amendments could improve it. no-knock warrants. that was one of the key sticking
points but even when republicans argued there will be an amendment process, democrats argued that is not enough. this bill it is not even salvage able. we'll see the house democrats pass their own bill along party lines. i spoke to lindsey graham to get on to the bill, to have a debate and i said, what happens next? are you going to have conversations? he said i don't think we get this issue dealt with this year. poppy and jim? >> wow. >> it's a shame. it's a shame. considering all -- everything. lauren fox, thanks very much. well, as lawmakers battle over police reform on capitol hill, violent crime, sadly, moving up in many places in the country. >> that's right. it's happening in the middle of this pandemic. some of it is happening in cities where protesters have been out in force, pushing to defund police. our brynn gingras is here to
explain. >> reporter: many in communities the gun violence is on the rise. in the chicago suburb a 13-year-old girl hit by bullets while watching tv. the gunfire outside her window among more than 100 shootings in the windy city last weekend. officials say more than 100 people have been shot in the last month since the death of george floyd. and in new york city, nypd crime data shows the number of shooting victims is up 414% last week compared to same period last year. it's troubling. >> it goes back to 1996 that we haven't seen this level of violence. >> reporter: researchers with the council on criminal justice looked at homicide rate across 64 cities this year compared to the previous three years. >> if you see significant sudden changes in crime trends across the country, you need to look at some type of national shock to
the system. sort of broader underlying structural trends are not going to explain it. >> reporter: as part of the study released this morning, they cite the george floyd death. like freddie gray in baltimore, they have led to a period of more gun violence. now many cities are seeing more violent crime as protesters call to defund police departments and police reforms across the country put into place. in atlanta, a task force is being formed. >> there's an urgent need in the communities. >> it will be felt immediate my in the communities that we protect. >> reporter: last week, the nypd disbanded the anti-crime unit. plainclothes officers and they were met with controversy.
constant police changes are causing confusion among the rank and file. >> how did the communities want us to police? in new york it was one of the things that got us to where we were. it's a question -- what do communities want us to do and there are people out there taking advantage of it. >> reporter: then there's the pandemic. >> public resources, hospitals, service providers, community based providers means there's less resources to fight violent crime and the pandemic has placed people under great financial, mental and emotional strain. so all of those things can trigger more violence. >> reporter: the council's research had already found killings in major cities were on the rise this year starting in january and february. now, a dramatic increase in numbers as cities reopen after the shutting down in the spring. a nationwide trend many believe will continue. >> we are deeply concerned that in the months ahead, we may see more violence in the future. >> reporter: researchers and
members of law enforcement say the burden to bring crime down can't solely rest on the shoulders of police. >> we need to hear from the communities that are living through the gunfire, that have to see it each and every day. what exactly do they want us to do? this is a monumental period in policing. >> reporter: chief monahan and other brass say at least here in new york, they need to have the prosecutors to take on the cases. there needs to be real consequences for gun violence and real reform needs to impact the community in a real life and allows the police officers to do their jobs. you know how complex this is, but the collective thinking is it needs to be a group effort if there's going to be any reverse in the way we're heading right now. >> i was struck by the nypd chief saying overnight the storm is coming. you have not even seen the worst of it in terms of crime.
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well, you have seen what has happened in florida very quickly becoming a hot spot, potentially the next epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic and one of the major health systems there is seeing a rise in younger and younger patients which could lead to some major, major problems. >> something we have been watching closely, the expanding demographic of those infected. cnn's elizabeth cohen has more on the trend. >> reporter: this is the last place jerry ward thought he'd end up -- in the hospital with covid-19 at age 29. >> i went to a house party for a cousin's birthday and three days
later everyone started to text saying that we all wasn't feeling well. >> reporter: jerry said ten people from the party in south florida all in their late 20s and early 30s have been diagnosed with covid-19. what message do you want to get out to people your age? >> they should take it serious. only go to places that are as needed, such as doctor's appointments, work. stuff of that nature. >> reporter: but some young people in florida are gathering in groups and not wearing masks. florida governor desantis noting that in march the median age of confirmed cases in his state was 65. now it's 35. >> what we have seen particularly over the last week is a real explosion in new cases amongst our younger demographics. >> reporter: some people like jerry have underlying medical conditions and need to be hospitalized. but most young people recover at home or have no symptoms, but
they can still spread the virus. >> the message to the young population, yes, you can get hospitalized and you can get others infected and sick as well. you need to protect yourself and others. >> so both of those people who you just met were feeling sick enough to isolate themselves. but the problem is that many young people don't have symptoms or they're just mildly symptomatic and they're out and about spreading this virus. poppy, jim? >> what something to watch closely. we will continue to. elizabeth cohen, thanks very much. america right now confronting two crises -- coronavirus and of course entrenched racism. how one group is fighting to help vulnerable kids overcome both of those threats. that's coming up. your blood sug. try boost glucose control. the patented blend is clinically shown to help manage blood sugar levels. it provides 60% more protein than the leading diabetes nutrition shake. try boost glucose control.
well, america months into fighting coronavirus and right now many billionaires are still getting richer and black communities are still getting sicker and dealing with higher rates of fatality. as dr. anthony fauci recently said, this is in part a direct product of years and years of institutional racism that is still happening today. my next guest has made it his mission to address the core disparities, both the poverty and the health crisis and assess to strong education. with me is the ceo -- newly appointed ceo of the harlem children's zone. if anyone doesn't know, kwame, a remarkable organization. you guys fight poverty from, you know, cradle to career and even former president obama has said of your model it is literally
saving a generation of children. so thank you for what you do. >> thank you, thank you for having me this morning. >> what are you seeing on the ground in terms in the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on black kids, black children? >> absolutely. covid-19 has been so devastating to our community. we have never seen a calamity like this. and this requires both action because i it's a multidimensional threat. for us here at the harlem children's zone, we sprung into action both in central harlem and having meaningful impact on a couple cities across america. what we have noticed is there were five emerging areas that needed immediate need. the first was the need for merge relief funds. we have been able to distribute over $300,000 to our community. of -- the second is protecting the most vulnerable, having
access to goods and information. we have two-week supplies of products and emphasizing the importance of wearing a mask and keeping social distance. the third is this idea of bridging the digital divide. internet is a fundamental right for our young people and we need to make sure our families have connectivity around all school age students have the proper learning devices so we have been able to distribute over 1,000 laptops and wi-fi units. the fourth component was the idea of preventing learning loss. there's a generation of students at risk of losing up to a year of school so we need to provide high quality virtual supports in addition to having proactive plans for re-entry into the school buildings in the fall. the fifth and final component on the ground in harlem is the idea of mitigating the mental health crisis. we know there's a generation at rinse of having ptsd due to the amounts of toxic stress. ensuring that the young people have access to social workers and our families have access to
proper virtual supports and telehealth and we have been able to share what we've been doing on the ground in harlem with partners across six cities in america. and those cities are oakland, minneapolis, chicago, detroit, newark and atlanta, who is customizing our five pronged approach for their cities. >> that's great that you have been able to spread it as well. let's show some of these children. we have some images of kids, you serve about 10,000 plus kids in the 97-block radius in harlem. you have two charter schools there. some of them were taken before the covid crisis, some after. what is happening to kids? we have heard from so many teachers that they have lost access to a number of their children across school systems that have just become disconnected. they don't have access to wi-fi and where are these kids? and what is the impact going to be on them during this crisis when they're not going to school? >> there's a tremendous impact
on our young people who are being in their homes. and a lot of times impact on these kids and it's difficult to further their learning. as you heard, there's a big lack of internet access so it's continue to marshall resources so our families can remain connect. this idea of social isolation is leading to massive amounts of massive stress that is leading to increased rates of child abuse, domestic violence and other tough circumstances that our children in their home environment. >> that's what i think is so important about what you guys do. it's not just about the time they are there in school. it's about checking on them at home. it's about truly every aspect of their life, mental health, physical health, what they are experiencing at home and helping the parents. your story, you're a harvard graduate. you've been incredibly successful but you came from a single-parent home. you dealt with poverty, and i just wonder as a black man who personally had to overcome a system designed for you to fail,
not designed for you to succeed, what can every person do. everyone with white privilege right now, what can be done to help lift these kids up who don't get to be part of the harlem children zone? >> nye story is the students of the children of the harlem children zone and i recognized my potential where i can now be in the seat of ceo to such an amazing organization that's doing phenomenal things on the ground and for those who are asking the question how can i get involved? we believe the answer to everything that we're seeing playing on our community is targeting neighborhoods with comprehensive services. this was a fantastic week that we had at the harlem children's zone with our national partners. we had a unique opportunity to present to the audacious group which is a collaborative funding effort that catalyzes capital for social impact efforts that -- that is housed there, and we were able to raise $26
million this week. >> wow. >> which is going to be a phenomenal impact on the ground for our communities, but we know more needs to be done, and we're going to be able to help leverage that 26 million as part of our greater $50 million effort to make sure and ensure that our communities have the resources that they need to be able to unlock their full potential. >> your numbers show it all with every student going on to college. i'll post this on social media as well so people can find the link where they can help or they can get involved. congratulations on becoming ceo, and we wish you so much luck, kwame. thank you. >> pope, thank you so much. it was a pleasure to be with you this morning. >> of course. >> jim. >> doing great work. well, millions demanded that colorado officials investigate the death of a young black man who died after, this may sound familiar, being put in a chokehold by police. why this case in particular is getting renewed scrutiny now next. i've lost count of how many asthma attacks i've had. i've been on and off oral steroids to manage my asthma. does that sound normal to you?
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top of the hour. good morning, everyone. i'm poppy harlow. >> and i'm jim sciutto. today headed back to the beginning as coronavirus cases reach record levels once again in parts of the country. public health experts are warning about a near apocalyptic scenario, alarming language here. a public health train wreck if current trends hold, and watch that graph there. it's rising. yesterday saw the fourth highest nationwide number of cases in a single day since the pandemic began. california, texas and florida, the three most populated states in the country are now seeing record rises in their cases. >> that's right, and now new models show thousands more dying in the coming months if these numbers continue while more than 30,000 lives could still be saved, we're told, if 95% of
americans would just wear their masks. wear the damn mask. that is a quote from marco rubio, one of florida's two republican senators, urging residents to just do it. wear the mask. the president not likely though to follow that advise as he visits yet another state today if his recent trips are any indication. we're following all of this. let's begin with our correspondent rosa flores who joins us in florida. good morning. >> reporter: well, poppy, as you mentioned the numbers here in the state of florida continue to rise and yet governor ron desantis doubling down saying he's not going to require masks statewide. look, an expert put it very simple police. she said these increase in cases are due to young people going out, partying, not wearing a mask, not social distancing, and then going back home and intermingling with their parents and grandparents and then going to work and doing the same thing. look, we checked the numbers here today in miami-dade county.
there is a 27% positivity rate for just yesterday. now the county here, their goal is not to exceed 10%. they have exceeded that for the past ten days. when it comes to hospital victoria park station izations, jackson health has reported an increase in hospitalizations and there's an outbreak in south miami-dade involving farm workers, that live in very close quarters. they don't have a place to isolate, so even though they don't need hospital beds there's a huge concern, and so what the county is doing, it's stepping in and providing hotel rooms so that these individuals can go ahead and isolate and get better. the city of miami upping the ante, they are requiring masks already to be worn. now they are thinking about imposing fines on people who are out in public not wearing masks. again, yesterday, florida,
breaking its record with more than 5,500 cases of covid-19. jim and poppy, governor ran desantis on that very day had a press conference and said he is not going to require masks statewide. jim and poppy. >> okay. thank you, rosa. let's go to our correspondent stephanie elam who joins us in los angeles. california, stef, imposed a very important stay-at-home order and just saw a record plus $7,000 cases in a single day? >> yeah. that number definitely alarming to so many people, poppy, when you look at that. 7,149 new cases in one day, just obliterating the previous record of number of new cases in a day which was the day before, about 5,000. we're also seeing hospitalizations increase, about up 29% in the state. all of this alarming, especially since so many people thought that california was ahead of the curve with its stay-at-home order, the first state to do that, and then you're starting to see these numbers creep back up. i asked governor newsome a