Coronavirus cases in US rise by 47,000 in biggest one-day spike
WASHINGTON (US) – New US COVID-19 cases recorded a rise of more than 47,000 on Tuesday. It is the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic as a top infectious disease expert hinted that the number could soon double.
California, Texas and Arizona have become the new epicenters of the virus attack, reporting record rise in cases.
“Clearly we are not in total control right now,” Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a Senate committee. “I am very concerned because it could get very bad.”
Fauci said the daily rise in new cases could reach 100,000 unless a nationwide push was made to halt the spread of the resurgent virus.
“We can’t just focus on those areas that are having the surge. It puts the entire country at risk,” he said.
Fauci said there was no guarantee of a vaccine, although early data had been promising: “Hopefully there will be doses available by the beginning of next year,” he said.
Last month, the COVID-19 more than doubled in at least 10 states, including Texas and Florida. Certain areas of Texas and Arizona reported intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients falling short.
As many as 126,000 US nationals have died from COVID-19 and millions have been rendered jobless when the lockdown was introduced.
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