KIU, Main Campus- The United States has surpassed 3 million COVID-19 cases after recording more than 59,400 new infections on Wednesday, July 8, according to the
New York Times database.
The surge in numbers has put a strain on the health care
system of America and has come in a time when the White House task force has
called for the re-opening of schools.
“As we work with the Congress on the next round of State
support, we’re going to be looking for ways to give states a strong incentive
and encouragement to get kids back to school,” US Vice President Mike Pence
said on Wednesday.
In an interview with the BBC, Dr Anthony Fauci, the
infectious disease expert and adviser to the White House on Coronavirus,
said the country was still “knee-deep” in only its first Coronavirus wave.
White House has at the same time withdrawn the United
States from the World Health Organization on allegations that WHO failed to
respond quickly to the pandemic when it had just broken out.
The country now has 3,055,081 COVID-19 cases and 953,420
recoveries according to Johns Hopkins University.