U.S. Sees 250,000 New Coronavirus Cases in Just Five Days

July 8, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified July 9, 2020

According to NBC News, merely five days into July, 250,000 new coronavirus cases were reported across the United States with no sign the numbers will get any better. Ten states have already notched record single-day highs in the number of cases since the start of the month.

“The current state is really not good,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a National Institute of Health livestream interview, when asked about the pandemic. He cited record-breaking cases. “Within a period of a week and a half, we have almost doubled the number of cases.”

He noted that we are “still knee deep in the first wave of this. And I would say this would not be considered a wave, it was a surge, or a resurgence of infections superimposed upon a baseline… that really never got down to where we wanted to go.”

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