New York – June 30: Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading epidemiologist, warned on Tuesday that the country could see 100,000 new cases of coronavirus daily if control of the pandemic continues to be lost.
The doctor made the warning in the Senate Health Committee.
“We are going in the wrong direction if we look at the curve of new cases,” Fauci said. “We need to do something about it and we must do it quickly.”
The country registers an average of 40,000 cases a day since last week. The numbers are higher than in April when the pandemic swept through New York. Added to the new cases in states such as Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas is the increase in hospitalizations.
Fauci declined to give a death estimate, but said the data is “disturbing.”
“I would not be surprised if we reach 100,000 cases per day if we do not reverse the situation, I am very concerned,” said Fauci.
The increase in cases is linked to the increase in COVID-19 tests, the reopening of the economy, and the recklessness of the population. Most of the new cases are between people between 18 and 45 years old. Latinos continue to spread disproportionately.