“What you have is certain spots see a small leap. Some small metropolitan areas are seeing it. The CDC and the health people are all over. They send some task forces to deal with it. , ”Added Kudlow, who is partly claiming increases in Covid-19 cases to make the trial more widely available.
Kevin Hassett, another economic adviser at the White House, told Fox News that he had spoken to Dr. Deborah Birx, the coronavirus response coordinator, earlier Wednesday morning, and confessed “there are some embers burning in some areas.”
Hassett specifically cited incoming data from Arizona and South Carolina as demonstrating “some cause for concern,”; but continued to dispel the notion of a second wave of coronavirus.
“Certainly, the battle is not over,” he said. “But with the trends that have been positive in recent weeks, we have not strayed too far from them – even though there are some hotspots around the country.”
Comments from the two top aides came as new coronavirus hot spots continued to appear throughout the United States, with 18 states reporting increases in Covid-19 counts, including spikes in Arizona, Florida and Texas. In addition, hospitals have risen rapidly in at least nine states since Celebration Day.
Experts described the uptick as a rebound from the first wave of coronavirus in the United States rather than a second wave, but carefully viewed the national protest against racism as potentially contributing to a greater degree of infection.
More than 113,000 Americans died as a result of Covid-19 as of Friday morning, and the total number of confirmed cases in the United States exceeded 2 million. Nearly 5,000 to 6,000 Americans are expected to die each week from Covid-19 from now on to July 4, experts predict.