US President Donald Trump said that compared to the big countries, America is doing “very well” in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, while India has a “huge problem” in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. disease and that China was witnessing a “massive surge” in infections.
India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 18,55,745 on Tuesday with 52,050 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in one day.
China today reported 36 new cases across the country, up from 43 the day before. COVID-19 cases in the country crossed the 100 mark on July 29, for the first time in more than three months, sparking fears of a rebound.
“I think we’re doing really well. I think we’ve done as well as any nation. If you really look, if you look at what’s going on, especially now with all these outbreaks and the nations that they were talking about.” President Trump told reporters at a press conference Monday.
As such, compared to larger countries, the United States is doing much better in the fight against the coronavirus, he said.
“Remember we’re a lot bigger than – other than India and China. China is currently experiencing a massive surge. India has a huge problem. Other countries have problems,” he said. he said in response to a question.
“And I noticed that in the news, in the evening news, I never read about it. In any news, I don’t read about other countries. You start to see that other countries have really big outbreaks, countries that thought they were done, like we thought we could be in Florida, and then all of a sudden it comes back. They come back, “he said.
The United States is the country worst affected by the pandemic with more than 4.7 million cases and more than 155,000 deaths.
The United States, Donald Trump said, has tested more than 60 million people for the coronavirus.
“No other country is even close to that. We’ve tested 60 million people – in many cases around 50 percent, now firing fast, which means five to 15 to 20 minute tests where you get them. results almost immediately. Nobody has anything like it. Nobody. And I think we are doing very well, “he said.
Donald Trump said the United States was starting to see evidence of significant progress. Nationwide, the number of positive cases fell nearly 6% from the previous week, and the rate of positive tests also fell from 8.7% to 8% during the same period.
“Hot spots in the south and west; we have seen slow improvements from their recent weekly peaks,” he said, adding that the weekly number of cases in Arizona has fallen by 37%, this which is a huge drop and that the governor and the state have done a fantastic job. down 37%, Texas down 18.7% and Florida 21.2%.
“As we begin to contain the virus in these states, we need to focus on new outbreaks in states where the number of cases has increased, including Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri, and I think you will find that they will be soon. is going to be very under control, ”he said.
Meanwhile, 18 states continue to have very low case counts and test positivity rates below 5%, including New Jersey, New York, Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois. , Maine, Maryland and Massachusetts.
Even in those states, however, where the virus is under control and at very low numbers, Americans must continue to be vigilant, be careful to prevent new hotspots from opening up, he said.
“To this end, I urge all Americans to continue to distance themselves socially, to wash your hands, to wear a mask when you cannot avoid crowded places, and to protect the elderly in a very, very important way,” to protect the elderly. It’s very different … ”said Donald Trump.
It is important that all Americans recognize that a permanent lockdown is not a viable route to producing desired results or certainly not a viable route and would ultimately cause more harm than it would prevent, a he declared.
“As we are seeing in foreign countries around the world where cases are on the rise again, there are many places where we thought they were under control doing a great job, and they are doing a great job, but c he is a very tough invisible enemy. . Locks do not prevent infection in the future. They just don’t do it. It comes up several times … ”he said.
The purpose of a lockdown is to buy time to build the capacity of hospitals, learn more about the disease and develop effective treatments, he said.
“We are doing very well with vaccines and therapies. The countries where there has been very significant outbreaks in the last short period are Spain, Germany, France, Australia, Japan and also, as you’ve probably heard in Hong Kong, they’ve had some very serious outbreaks. Japan has had a lot of outbreaks – six times, six times is a lot, but they’re going to get it under control, “he said. -he declares.
“In our current phase, we need to focus on protecting those most at risk while allowing younger, healthier Americans to return to work and school with special care. Ideally, we want to open these schools. . We want to open them. “
“At the same time, we are focusing on further reducing the death rate with improved medical care, treatment and interventions, creating a bridge to the introduction of a vaccine. Vaccines are progressing incredibly well. “said Donald Trump.
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