The U.S. epicenter for the virus is New York City, but cases are exploding in New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, California, and MA.
Trump, who has largely avoided talk of potential death and infection rates, cited projection models Sunday that said 2.2 million people or more could have died had social distancing measures not been put in place. Fauci told CNN earlier Sunday that the U.S. could see millions of cases of coronavirus in the US.
"Looking at what we're seeing now, I would say between 100,000 and 200,000 [deaths] ..."
Though he quickly added, "I don't want to be held to that".
Dr Fauci said deaths could reach to six-figure numbers.
At the same time Fauci is facing a raging coronavirus pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has also been hit with another viral entity - online conspiracy theories aimed at discrediting him in the name of defending President Trump.
On CNN's State of the Union Sunday, the leading USA authority on the COVID-19 pandemic made some grim predictions about the course of the novel coronavirus as it rages through communities within the United States.
"It's a frightful number", Trump said, but added, "We all together have done a very good job".
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Many salons and spas have already closed, Henry said, but the order encompasses any that were still operating. Other businesses can stay open, said Henry, as long as they can maintain proper social distancing.
So far the illness has killed more than 2 100 people in the United States after the death toll doubled in just two days.
The U.S. had more than 140,000 COVID-19 cases reported by Monday morning, with more than 2,500 deaths.
Instead, the federal Centers for Disease Control issued an advisory urging people in New York, New Jersey and CT to avoid non-essential domestic travel. But clearly what you saw yesterday and the day before, that within one day we doubled the amount of deaths.
New York City will need hundreds of more ventilators in a few days and more masks, gowns and other supplies by April 5, Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN on Sunday.
He also said he supported Trump's decision not to impose a strict quarantine on parts of New York, New Jersey and CT as he considers it would create "a bigger difficulty".
'The process, at rocket speed, takes about a year to a year-and-a-half so if we cycle with this peak and it comes back next fall, we might have the early components of a vaccine to counter that outbreak, ' he said. The guidelines are voluntary and many states which have emerged as COVID-19 hotspots have implemented stricter rules for locals. Such development occurred in a month: the first case of the virus was detected in the country on February 29. "It's extremely inconsiderate", Garrido said."People need to consider that this will be much longer term".
Last week, Trump suggested reopening parts of the economy on Easter (April 12) despite warnings from health officials that loosening restrictions could cause the number of coronavirus cases to skyrocket.
"It's really, I think, creating a lot more problems for all of us".