Four months, 3 million cases and over 130,000 deaths into the coronavirus outbreak in the US, Americans confronted with a resurgence of the scourge are facing long lines at testing sites.
The lower figure on Saturday does not necessarily mean the situation in the U.S. is improving, as it could be due to reduced reporting on a national holiday.
It’s a rare break for Republicans from Trump, who earlier this month told the Wall Street Journal that some people wear masks simply to show that they disapprove of him.
Asked to forecast the outcome of recent surges in some states, Fauci said he can't make an accurate prediction but believes it will be 'very disturbing'.
With too few trained contact tracers to handle soaring caseloads, one hard-hit Arizona county is relying on National Guard members to pitch in.
There have been only two previous days that the US has reported more cases: April 9 and April 24, when a record 36,400 cases were logged.
About 120,000 Americans have died from the new virus and there are worrisome recent increases in reported cases in the South and West.
The US has by far the highest death toll of any country in the global pandemic.
It was a rare, albeit muted, acknowledgement of a shortcoming in his administration's virus response. More than 11,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths have been connected to U.S. nursing homes.
"We were listening to experts and we always will listen to experts. But, the experts got it wrong. A lot of people got it wrong. And, a lot of people had no idea it would be this serious," Trump said
Coronavirus fears seem far away as stores reopen in rural US even as it leads in worldwide cases, deaths
The effects of the pandemic in small towns can seem a world away from cities grappling with overwhelmed hospitals, packed morgues and economies pushed to the brink.
White House could alter COVID-19 briefings to limit Trump's role after 'medical advice' draws reactions
The briefings often stretch well beyond an hour and feature combative exchanges between Trump and reporters.
An estimated 400 people gathered under a cold rain in Concord, New Hampshire -- many on foot while others remained in their cars -- to send a message that extended quarantines were not necessary.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not reject the reports and said that the United States knew that the Wuhan laboratory 'contained highly contagious materials.'
New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, now alone has over 100,000 novel coronavirus cases, more than the confirmed cases in China and the UK, according to the official data.