The Evening Standard

Coronavirus: US could reach 100,000 new virus cases a day - says Fauci

July 1, 2020

Coronavirus cases could grow to 100,000 a day in the US if American's don't start following public health recommendations, according to the nation’s leading infectious disease expert.

Dr Anthony Fauci made the remark at a Senate hearing on reopening schools and workplaces. Asked to forecast the outcome of recent surges in some states, he said he couldn’t make an accurate prediction, but believes it will be "very disturbing".

He added that "we're now having forty-plus-thousand new cases a day. I wouldn't be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this doesn't turn around". He said that he was "very concerned", and cited recent video footage of people socialising in crowds, often without masks, and otherwise ignoring safety guidelines.