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Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19

Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19
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The resurgence of coronavirus cases across the Midwest, as well as President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's Facebook ban to stay in place, board rules Trump allies launching nonprofit focused on voter fraud DOJ asks for outside lawyer to review Giuliani evidence MORE’s return to the campaign trail this week are expected to dominate the Sunday talk shows this weekend. 

According to The New York Times coronavirus tracker, there have been an average of about 56,000 new cases per day in the U.S. over the past week, a 29 percent increase from just two weeks ago. 

As of Saturday afternoon, a total of more than 8,122,800 people have been infected with COVID-19 since it first hit the country earlier this year, with at least 218,900 dead as a result of the virus. 

Several Midwestern states, including North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas and Indiana, have reported record numbers of cases this week. 

On Tuesday, Wisconsin had its highest number of newly reported infections in a single day with 3,279 cases, and broke its single-day death toll record with 34 deaths due to the virus. 

The surge in cases across these states has prompted some experts to believe that the anticipated fall and winter wave of cases is already here. 

“We’ve been talking about the fall surge for a long time now. I think that is the beginning of that reality,” Scott Gottlieb, Trump’s former Food and Drug commissioner, told CNBC on Friday. 

Gottlieb is scheduled to appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation” this Sunday. 

The president is also back on the campaign trail after his bout with COVID-19. 

Several Trump family members and campaign officials are expected to be on multiple Sunday talk shows while Trump is set to hold various campaign events over the coming weeks, including in Wisconsin Saturday evening. 

These appearances come despite warnings from various local leaders that the rallies could lead to rises in coronavirus cases in these areas. 

Ahead of Trump’s Wednesday rally in Des Moines, Iowa, the city’s mayor, Frank Cownie (D), told the Des Moines Register that the president’s event caused him to become “worried about the spread” of the virus. 

Trump is trailing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCensus results show White House doubling down on failure Poll: Americans back new spending, tax hikes on wealthy, but remain wary of economic impact True immigration reform requires compromise from both sides of the aisle MORE in national and most key battleground state polls including Michigan and Pennsylvania. A poll released Friday by Hill/HarrisX showed Biden with 51 percent support in the Keystone State, and Trump with 46 percent support. In Michigan, Biden holds a 54-43 percent support advantage over the president. 

Trump reelection campaign adviser Jason Miller will be on “Fox News Sunday” this weekend to discuss the latest campaign efforts. Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara TrumpLara TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden to country: 'Turning peril into possibility' Budd to run for Senate in NC Former North Carolina chief justice launches Senate campaign MORE, is expected on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is scheduled to make an appearance on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” 

Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this weekend’s Sunday talk shows:

ABC’s “This Week” House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi mocks House GOP looking for 'non-threatening female' to replace Liz Cheney Caitlyn Jenner: California needs a 'thoughtful disruptor' Schumer 'exploring' passing immigration unilaterally if talks unravel MORE (D-Calif.); Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielNew York Post deletes story alleging Kamala Harris book given to migrant children Virginia GOP reverses course, will let those with religious obligations cast absentee votes for Saturday convention The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP makes infrastructure play; Senate passes Asian hate crimes bill MORE.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerWhite House to shift how it distributes unallocated vaccines to states For Michigan, Biden's first 100 days brought much-needed relief Cities, states experiment with incentives for vaccinations  MORE (D-Mich.); Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Democratic National Committee Chair Tom PerezThomas PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE; former Republican National Committee Chair Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusBiden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet Governor races to test COVID-19 response, Trump influence Ex-Trump chief of staff Priebus mulling Wisconsin governor bid MORE; Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President and CEO Raphael Bostic; Gottlieb.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.); Sen. Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsHow the United States can pass Civics 101 Americans for Prosperity launches campaign targeting six Democrats to oppose ending filibuster Amping up algorithmic transparency to govern online platform power MORE (D-Del.); Lara Trump. 

“Fox News Sunday” — Miller; former Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBusiness groups target moderate Democrats on Biden tax plans Biden plugs infrastructure with a personal favorite: Amtrak CDC says cruises could begin in July MORE.

Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonOvernight Health Care: WHO-backed Covax gets a boost from Moderna Vaccine hesitancy among lawmakers slows return to normalcy on Capitol Hill FBI was aware Giuliani was a target of a Russian influence campaign ahead of 2020 election: report MORE (R-WI), Chairman, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Gov. Affairs; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesMcCarthy unveils House GOP task forces, chairs Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns Sunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues MORE (R-CA), Ranking Member, House Intel Committee; Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Loeffler asks Georgia attorney general to investigate Raffensperger over 2020 election Former Rep. Doug Collins won't enter Georgia Senate race MORE (R-GA), Senate Joint Economic Committee; Trump Jr.; Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - House GOP drama intensifies; BIden sets new vax goal Second-ranking House GOP leader backs ouster of Cheney Five takeaways on the House's return to budget earmarks MORE (R-CA).

"America This Week" with Eric Bolling Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonAfghanistan withdrawal: Trump fumbles, Biden scores There was Trump-Russia collusion — and Trump pardoned the colluder MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words MORE, Former Chief White House Strategist; Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciAnthony Scaramucci joining CNBC as a contributor Biden doubles down on normal at White House Pence, other GOP officials expected to skip Trump send-off MORE, Former White House Communications Director; Alyssa Farah, White House Communications Director; Dr. Scott Atlas, Coronavirus Task Force; Dinesh D'Souza, filmmaker; Sen. Tom Tillis (R-N.C.)