President Trump travels to three Covid-19 hotspots for rallies on Saturday.
The President will speak in the battleground states of North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin just as those states continue to show higher infection numbers and rates.
Saturday’s events will come a day after the US saw its highest ever tally of daily Covid-19 cases with 83,757. The previous high was 77,362 cases, reported on July 16.
The President’s first stop will be in Lumberton, North Carolina.
CNN reported Friday that North Carolina set a record for the highest daily increase of newly reported cases since the start of the pandemic. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website, there were 2,716 new cases reported in the state on Friday.
Trump will then head to Circleville, Ohio, for his second rally of the day. In Ohio, the health department reported 2,518 new Covid-19 cases Friday, the highest number of daily new cases since the pandemic began. Friday’s numbers also mark the third day in a row the state surpassed its record of daily new cases.
The President’s final stop of the day will take him to Waukesha, Wisconsin. Wisconsin is having one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in the entire country and has a top five per-capita infection rate over the past week, behind just the Dakotas and Montana. On Wednesday, Wisconsin also reported their highest number of daily deaths since the start of the pandemic with 48.