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Birx warns US is 'in a new phase' of coronavirus pandemic with more widespread cases

August 2, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17: (L-R) U.S. President Donald Trump looks on as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx speaks about the coronavirus outbreak in the press briefing room at the White House on March 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration is considering an $850 billion stimulus package to counter the economic fallout as the coronavirus spreads. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday said the US is in a new phase in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the deadly virus is more widespread than when it first took hold in the US earlier this year.

(CNN)Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday said the US is in a new phase in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the deadly virus is more widespread than when it first took hold in the US earlier this year.

It's into the rural as equal urban areas," Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union. "

Birx's comments come as the US has reported more coronavirus cases and deaths than any other country.

As of Sunday, the US had reported more than 4. 6 million cases of Covid-19 and at least 154,449 Americans have died, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University.

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