Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Tuesday that Americans could see upward of 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day if the resurgence of the virus continues along its current trajectory.
Fauci, the country's top infectious diseases expert, told senators that the United States could see the number of COVID-19 infections skyrocket.
In remarks before the Senate Health Committee, Fauci said the country is clearly headed in the "wrong direction" considering the "average number of daily cases" continues to rise.
At the time of this writing, the United States is recording upward of 40,000 new confirmed cases daily, according to reports, and new outbreaks in states such as Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas account for at least 50% of all new confirmed infections across the country.
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, there have been at least 2,612,259 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, with at least 126,512 deaths credited to the virus.