Despite rising COVID-19 cases, Trump says the U.S. has the lowest mortality in the world

As the U.S. inches closer to 3.4 million cases of COVID-19, the country has also surpassed more than 60,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday — based on an average of new cases per day over the previous week, according to data analysis by CNBC compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

More than one-third of the country also posted record highs in new daily cases over the last seven days, with 14 states reporting drastic surges in hospitalizations.

But Florida — considered the new epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. — broke a new record of daily cases on Monday with 10,855.

The total COVID-19 cases in the state is now almost 300,000.

Republican governor Ron De Santis continues to take heat for how he’s handled the crisis.

De Santis, who has been slammed for refusing to impose a statewide mask order, was notably seen wearing a mask during a press briefing today on reopening schools.

Meanwhile at the White House on Monday, Trump was asked on why COVID-19 cases in the country continue to spike.

“We test more than anybody, by far, and when you test you create cases so we’ve created cases. It’s a double-edged sword at the same time, we have the lowest mortality or just about the lowest mortality in the world. We’re doing a great job.”

More than 136,000 people have died due to COVID-19 in the U.S.

As Trump continues to claim that his administration has things under control his rift with the country’s top infectious disease expert has also become more evident.

Via a Facebook post, White House deputy chief of staff Daniel Scavino Jr. even called Dr. Anthony Fauci — Dr. Faucet.

Still, Trump insisted that his relationship with Fauci is good.

“I find him to be a very nice person. I don’t always agree with him.”

With no clear plans from trump on how he plans to slow down the spread of COVID-19, his Democratic rival former vice president Joe Biden had this to say.

“Mr. President, opening everything now isn’t a strategy for success is barely a slogan. Quit pushing the false choice between protecting our health and protecting our economy. All it does is endanger our recovery on both fronts. Mr. President, please listen to your public health experts instead of denigrating them.

Do your job, mr. President.”

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  • mario
    15 July 2020 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    MORTALITY rate is computed by # of death divided by # of Cases. US has 133,923 death divided by 3,467,466 cases = 3.86%. Highest is YEMEN 429 death divided by 1516 cases =28.3%, UK has 44,968death divided by 291,373cases=15.43%. The US has the lowest death mortality rate and the US has 327M population. The election will be decided on the economy of the country. For 84 yrs, DOW Stock Market is one of the barometers if the INCUMBENT will be re-elected or not. Bill Clinton was impeached for having SEX with an intern at the oval office yet re-elected because the economy is good. US voters ONLY cares for their money in their pocket. OBAMA re-elected when DOW recover from 8K to 13K, there was INVESTORS Confidence. TRUMP inherited DOW at 18,200 from Obama, reaches DOW 29,500 in 3 yrs, best US economy ever in US History, then Mar25, COVID brought down DOW to 18,500. Watching on the speech of TRUMP above DOW at the lower right of the screen is 26,531, economy on V-shape recovery. As long as DOW will not go back to 18,200 OBAMAregime easy victories for TRUMP.