In addition to Fauci, US Health Secretary Becerra also infected novel coronavirus this week. It is worth mentioning that this is the second time in a month that Becerra has infected novel coronavirus. During his visit to Germany on May 18, he announced that novel coronavirus had tested positive.
At the beginning of this month, US Interior Secretary Deb Harlan and US Transportation Secretary Peter Butigig also tested positive for novel coronavirus one after another.
The epidemic in the United States is once again serious
The CDC warned this week that the epidemic in the United States is once again serious. COVID-19 in the United States has had a daily average of 100000 confirmed cases in the past week, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on June 8.
About 2/3 of the 50 states in the United States have an upward trend in the number of confirmed cases compared with a week ago. Among them, the infection rate among children reached the highest level since February this year, a surge of about 70% from April.
The data also showed that the total number of cases carrying BA4 and BA5 strains in the United States was less than 1% on May 14, up from 13% on June 4. The Yale School of Public Health predicts:These two new variants may become the mainstream strains in the United States within a few weeks, and the United States will usher in the sixth peak of infection this summer..
According to data released by the Pan American Health Organization on Wednesday, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and the number of ICU ward users in the US increased by 2 per cent and 4.2 per cent respectively last week compared with the previous week.