July 01, 2020 (New Delhi) Over the past 24 hours, the United States has reported 1,199 deaths from the coronavirus as the country’s casualties figures began to surge again, says the report issued by John Hopkins University tally on Tuesday.
This is the first time since June 10 that number of deaths exceeds over a 1000-mark due to the pandemic outbreak. The US has reported 127,322 deaths so far.
Meanwhile, the country has registered a massive 42,528 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours.
“Clearly we are not in total control right now,” infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, a leading member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, told in a White House Press Conference on Tuesday.
‘’ New coronavirus cases could more than double to 100,000 per day if authorities and the public fail to take steps to suppress the pandemic, ‘’ he added.
Meanwhile, in California, more than a thousand inmates have tested positive for coronavirus in the state’s oldest prison, San Quentin, according to local authorities.
Due to increased death tolls and case numbers, many US states, particularly in the south and west, have had to halt their reopening processes.