Dr. Anthony Fauci says the US COVID-19 situation must get worse before pushing for a nationwide lockdown, as the fall surge begins.
The US is going through a fall surge in COVID-19 cases. However, Dr. Anthony Fauci says there’s no need for a national lockdown yet.
No US Lockdown
According to Dr. Fauci, the US situation has to “get really, really bad” before pushing for a national lockdown. He says Americans are tired of the pandemic. The economy must open. Dr. Fauci also says the US is not out of the woods yet.
COVID-19 Trends in the US
CNN adds that COVID-19 cases are rising in nearly every state. Cases have dropped by 10% in only two states. These are Missouri and Vermont. On the other hand, cases have surged by over 50% in two states. These are Connecticut and Florida.
Moreover, cases have spiked between 10% to 50% in 27 other states. These states are:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
All other states have steady numbers.
US COVID-19 Averages
The US has recorded a daily average of 55,000 new COVID-19 cases. This number marks a 60% surge. As of Saturday, COVID-19 has infected over 8.1 million Americans while killing 219,666.