US has 'serious problem' with Covid-19 virus, says Fauci

International Desk
27 June 2020, Sat
Published: 07:20 Updated: 07:21

US has 'serious problem' with Covid-19 virus, says Fauci

At the first White House task force briefing in two months, Dr Fauci said: "The only way we're going to end it is by ending it together."

As health experts said more must be done to slow the spread, Vice-President Mike Pence praised US "progress".

The US hit an all-time daily high of 40,000 new infections yesterday. There are 2.4 million confirmed infections and 124,749 deaths nationwide - more than any other country.

During today's briefing, the White House task force also urged millennials to get tested, even if they are asymptomatic.

Pence said the president requested the task force address the American people amid surges in infections and hospital admissions across southern and western states.

In Texas, Florida and Arizona, reopening plans have been paused due to the spike - much to the anger and dismay of many business owners.

While some of the increase in daily cases recorded can be attributed to expanded testing, the rate of positive tests in some areas is also increasing.

Health officials in the US estimate the true number of cases is likely to be 10 times higher than the reported figure. Source: BBC