Mike Pence visits campaign staff with no social distancing
Pence tweets, then deletes, photo of campaign staff
02:00 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday touted the US’ “steady decline” in coronavirus hospitalizations and fatalities, despite data showing several states have seen a rise in Covid-19 patients since the Memorial Day holiday and health officials warning the coronavirus death toll could increase in the months ahead.

“We’re seeing a steady decline in hospitalizations and most importantly, a steady decline in fatalities,” Pence told CNN’s Pittsburgh affiliate WPXI in an interview Friday, arguing that America is “safely reopening.”

He described the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in some states as “a reflection of a dramatic increase in testing.”

“But we’re watching it very closely and we remain very confident that we have the hospital capacity, we have the resources to be able to deal with any specific outbreaks that could occur,” Pence told WPXI.