The United States President Donald Trump has given the latest details about the rising case of COVID-19 in the North American country.
Naija News learnt that trump had earlier predicted that the cases of COVID-19 might get worse before it gets better. He, however, stressed that getting a vaccine remains a top priority.
Speaking at a White House news briefing, Mr Trump noted the rising cases in southern and western states of the country, especially Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia and Texas.
Meanwhile, in the latest development ,California passed New York in total confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, according to data tracked by The Washington Post, as the pandemic once concentrated in the tri-state area shifts to the South and West.
New York reported 705 new cases Wednesday to bring its total to 408,886 since the start of the pandemic. California reached 413,576 confirmed infections Wednesday, setting a record for most reported in one state.
With cases, hospitalizations and deaths mounting in many areas, governors in Ohio, Indiana and Minnesota on Wednesday joined the growing momentum for mandating face coverings statewide. More than 30 states now require people to wear masks as top health officials and federal leaders, including once-skeptical President Trump, tout their effectiveness.