U.S. Coronavirus Cases Climb To Highest Level Since April
According to The Hill, the daily number of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. is the highest the country has seen since April, with several states experiencing a surge in new cases.
- Data from Johns Hopkins University showed 34,700 new COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday.
- The university’s tracker “shows only two other days in which more new cases of the virus were recorded: April 9 and 24,” The Hill reported.
- States that began reopening earlier experienced their worst days on Tuesday, including Arizona, Florida, Texas and California.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an integral part of the White House's coronavirus task force, told a congressional panel on Tuesday that the next few weeks are paramount to tamping down the surge.
“Plan A, don’t go in a crowd. Plan B, if you do, make sure you wear a mask,” Fauci said.