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Fauci: US could see 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day; country 'going in wrong direction'

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 15:06:41-04

The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with coronavirus cases surging in some regions, and that's putting the entire country at risk, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said.

With about 40,000 new cases being reported a day, Fauci said he wouldn't be surprised if the daily count reaches 100,000 if things don't improve.

The government’s top infectious disease expert told a Senate hearing Tuesday that he's “very concerned.”

He said school openings will depend on how widely the coronavirus is spreading in each location.

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told the senators that more opening guidelines for local school systems would be coming soon.