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Americans must unify against vast Covid-19 surge to avoid up to 100,000 cases daily, expert says

July 1, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 30: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) A member of the medical staff wearing full PPE brushes a patient's teeth in the Covid-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on June 30, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care wards to full capacity and sparking concerns about a surge in fatalities as the virus spreads. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

Surges in new Covid-19 infections have paused or rolled back reopening plans in at least 19 states as the nation's top infectious disease doctor offered a bleak warning: Americans need to take sensible measures to curb the spread or risk seeing 100,000 new cases a day.

(CNN)Surges in new Covid-19 infections have paused or rolled back reopening plans in at least 19 states as the nation's top infectious disease doctor offered a bleak warning: Americans need to take sensible measures to curb the spread or risk seeing 100,000 new cases a day.

What people shouldn't do in this pandemic, Fauci said Tuesday, is head to the bar.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told the reporters that there's no going back to stricter measures, while California Gov. Gavin Newsom hinted that on Wednesday he'll tighten restrictions this Independence Day weekend, especially at beaches.

Newsom ordered bars in seven counties to close over the weekend and said he will announce more restrictions on Wednesday.

But DeSantis said he rejected experts' predictions, adding that the state can handle whatever comes.

But US Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Mark McClellan, said Tuesday that the real case numbers may be higher than reported -- and the number of new cases may already be at 100,000 per day.

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