One million new COVID-19 cases confirmed in U.S. in past week
COVID-19 is surging across the country, with the U.S. recording another one million new confirmed cases in just the past week. As the virus shows no signs of slowing down and the economic toll deepens, President Trump spent Sunday playing golf for the second straight weekend. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joined "CBSN AM" with the latest.
Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Chuck Todd after the United States hit another grim milestone surpassing 77,000 new Covid-19 cases a day. Aired on 10/23/2020. New COVID-19 infections in the United States have reached their highest levels since late July.
It is the world's worst affected country, with more than eight million cases and 220,000 deaths.
President Donald Trump has been widely criticised for his handling of the pandemic. But he claims that if he had listened to the country's top infectious diseases expert, the situation would be much worse.
Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports. Ontario reported 978 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the most reported in the province in a single day. Quebec reported more than 1,000 cases for the fifth time in seven days.
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