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The Biden administration will send medical teams to six states to assist overcrowded hospitals and medical professionals as they take on the burdens associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, a White House official confirmed Thursday morning.

The states getting aid: New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico.

White House Assistant Press Secretary Kevin Munoz confirmed the plan on Twitter, adding that President Biden will speak to some “federal surge teams” later Thursday in order to “hear about the impact our servicemembers are having on the COVID-19 response.”

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USA Today had reported the move Wednesday evening.

U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to remove his face mask as he arrives to sign H.R. 3537, the Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act in the South Court Auditorium of the White House complex December 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki touted the administration’s response to a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, saying during a briefing that “hundreds” of doctors and nurses are already working to assist overburdened medical workers in several states.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily White House press briefing on January 12, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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On Wednesday, there were 770,000 new cases of COVID-19 in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been over 62.5 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, along with over 840,000 deaths.

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President Biden is scheduled to deliver an update to Americans on Thursday about his administration’s efforts to respond to the recent surge in coronavirus cases.

Fox News’ Adam Sabes and Patrick Ward contributed to this report.