The US has now exceeded the 3 million coronavirus cases threshold.
This is according to BBC citing reports from Johns Hopkins University.
Despite this, the White House wanted to go forward on some reopenings of many establishments.
This includes schools.
US Vice-President Mike Pence, the leader of the White House Coronavirus Taskforce, argued rules should not be “too tough”.
Pence claimed cases were flattening out, while President Donald Trump said on that America was “in a good place.”
The President is referring to the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19’s Exponential Growth
Day after day, the coronavirus has kept on breaking different records.
In late March, the US became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
This is only a bit later when President Trump said that the virus will “miraculously go away.”
The Washington Post had counted that Trump said this phrase 19 times since the virus was reported to had entered the US.
On Tuesday, over 131,000 deaths have been reported, the US broke its record for most new cases reported in one day.
Also on Tuesday, over 60,000 new cases were reported.
This too shattered the previous highest tally of 55,220 new cases on July 2nd.
The latest figures came as the states of California and Texas each reported more than 10,000 new daily cases.
Anthony Fauci said the country was still “knee-deep” in only its first coronavirus wave.
Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984.
He is also an infectious disease expert and adviser to the White House on the coronavirus.
Schools Will Be Reopening
The Vice-President said that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will issue new guidelines on reopening schools.
This is after Trump criticized a plan put forward by the expert body as “very tough and expensive.”
The President also threatened to cut off funding to schools that don’t open in the autumn.
Mr. Pence said:
“The president said today we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough,”
“That’s the reason why, next week, CDC is going to be issuing a new set of tools.”
“(It will be) five different documents that will be giving even more clarity on the guidance going forward.”
Schools in the US normally begin for the year in either August or early September.
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