US averaging just under 130,000 new COVID-19 cases a day
The accelerating rate is four times what it was two months ago, forcing restaurants and bars in New York City to close their doors early due to new restrictions.
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. The U.S. has reported more than 100,000 new COVID-19 cases every day for over a week straight. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud joined CBSN AM from Ohio, where hospital caseloads are exploding. The U.S. recorded a record-breaking 153,000 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide yesterday. Some hospitals are reporting a shortage in staffing, beds and personal protective equipment. Dr. Uzma Syed, an infectious disease specialist at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center on Long Island, joined CBSN to discuss the fight against the pandemic. 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.