Trump’s own testing czar confirms that we have NOT defeated COVID19 and reports an increase in new hospitalizations and deaths
Admiral Brett Giroir, a member of the White House coronavirus task force and overseeing testing for the coronavirus says the increase in U.S. cases isn’t just because of more testing, as President Trump has said in recent days.
The testing czar says proof of the increase is the uptick in hospitalizations and deaths nationwide from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
President Donald Trump has been saying the U.S. is “rounding the turn” on the pandemic. The president also contends the news media are spending too much time focusing on the health crisis.
Giroir, who was put in charge of coronavirus testing by Trump, says the nation is at “another critical point” in the response to the pandemic.
Seven day average of reported new cases the highest ever
The coronavirus pandemic continued setting records in the United States on Tuesday, as a relentless raft of new infections pushed the country’s seven-day average of reported cases to its highest level ever.
For the first time, the nation’s rolling average — considered more reliable than fluctuating daily cases counts — topped 70,000, according to Washington Post data.
This latest surge has spared no corner of the country: 29 states have reported record numbers of infections in the past week.
More than 43,000 people are hospitalized, a figure approaching the worst of the midsummer peak. The average number of deaths reported each day has also been ticking slowly upward for a month and now stands at 815 people.