U.S. coronavirus instances high 10 million as outbreaks enhance throughout the nation


An employee speaks to a person waiting in their car at a coronavirus testing site in Ascarate Park on October 31, 2020 in El Paso, Texas.

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The United States has now reported more than 10 million cases of Covid-19, a desolate milestone amid growing outbreaks across the country.

More than 10 million cases and 237,000 deaths have been reported in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.

This is because the US is seeing one-day peaks in some cases, leading some officials to reintroduce restrictions on coronavirus containment efforts.

Globally, more than 50.6 million people have been infected and 1.25 million have died in the global pandemic, according to Hopkins.

According to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration under President Donald Trump, is unlikely to improve the situation in the worst-hit states without targeted measures to reduce transmission.

"You really have to worry what January will be like, what December will look like now, considering how this is going to rise," Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday.

Trump's own chief of staff, Mark Meadows, tested positive for the coronavirus, NBC News confirmed late Friday, becoming one of the youngest people in orbit of the president to contract the disease. Meadows attended an election night party last week and sparked a backlash last month when he said the US was "not controlling the pandemic".

President-elect Joe Biden announced the members of his coronavirus task force on Monday.

"Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our government will face, and I am being informed by science and experts," Biden said in the announcement.

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Steven Gregory