Top disease researcher Dr. Anthony Fauci has told the US Senate that he "would not be surprised" if new virus cases in the country reach 100,000 per day.
"Clearly we are not in control right now," he testified, warning that not enough Americans are wearing masks or social distancing. During the hearing, he said about half of all new cases come from four states.
"I can't make an accurate prediction, but it is going to be very disturbing, I will guarantee you that. Because when you have an outbreak in one part of the country even though in other parts of the country they're doing well, they are vulnerable....We can't just focus on those areas that are having the surge. It puts the entire country at risk. We are now having 40,000 cases per day. I would not be surprised if that number goes up to 100,000 per day if this does not turn around."
On Tuesday, US Coronavirus cases rose by more than 40,000 in one day for the fourth time in the past five days.