"Yes, we are having increased cases, predominantly in the sunbelt,” Admiral Brett Giroir told Alisyn Camerota on CNN’s New Day Monday. “We are having more cases that we did a week ago, two weeks ago, three weeks ago, four weeks ago – that is very clear,” he added.
Giroir, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, said he would like to point out that there are probably fewer cases compared to April because of more testing, but “there is no question we are having a surge right now. We are approaching this with extreme seriousness.”
According to Giroir, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention teams have been sent into every state, surge teams have visited 19 sites, surge testing is happening and medical professionals are being deployed across the country.
“It really is all hands on deck,” he said. “This is serious, but we know how to stop this.”
Giroir said that masks, physical distancing and hand washing are all incredibly important.