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1,302 Americans Died From COVID-19 In One Day, President Trump Remains Optimistic

In the context of the disease has not shown signs of cooling in the US, the number of deaths from COVID-19 is increasing to thousands of people every day but US President Donald Trump is still optimistic about the situation in the country.

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, published on the morning of August 5 (Vietnam time), the US recorded 1,302 more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of non-fatal cases here to 156,668. The number of COVID-19 cases also increased by 53,847 to more than 4.7 million.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump expressed optimism about the disease situation in this country. Speaking at a White House press conference, he said:

“There are signs that our strong efforts to reduce the impact of the epidemic, especially to protect those most at risk, are really effective." 

President Trump has resumed nearly daily press conferences about the epidemic, although the number of cases began to skyrocket in many parts of the southern and western United States since the end of June.

“They are still dying, that's the truth. However, that does not mean that we do not do everything we can. The disease is under control as much as we can control it. It was a terrible disease.”

President Trump said in an interview with the Axios news website published on August 4.

President Trump also said that schools in the United States should reopen, despite the protests of many teachers and health officials' warnings.

On the same day, local media reported that Chicago public schools the third largest public school system in the US, will organize all online classes for 350,000 students this Fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic complicated movements. The Chicago public school system board is expected to announce the details of the plan on August 5.

In the context of the disease has not shown signs of cooling in the US, dozens of states in the country have had to pause or withdraw their plans to reopen the economy. In its latest announcement on Aug. 4, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said it would extend phase 2 of implementing restraining measures for an additional three weeks to control the disease. 

Accordingly, current preventive measures, including the order to close bars and wear masks, will remain in force until the end of August.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the US continues to rise throughout the United States. Dozens of states were forced to stop plans to reopen the economy.

The United States has consistently recorded an average of more than 1,000 deaths a day in the past two weeks. According to Worldometer, up to the present time, the number of deaths in the US has exceeded 160,000 people, while the number of infections reached more than 4.9 million people.

Deborah Birx, MD, of the US government's anti-COVID-19 task force, warned the virus had "spread abnormally" into rural areas as well as cities across the United States.

Stephen Hahn, member of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said on Aug. 4 that the disease was not under control and urged Americans to "be very cautious."


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