U.S. Surpasses Grim Milestone In Coronavirus Cases, Deaths, Surge Could Continue Over Holidays

CHARLOTTE — Americans are getting sicker.  That grim announcement from the nation’s top infectious health expert.

It comes as the U-S confirmed Coronavirus cases have now surpassed 9 million.

“If they continue on the course we’re on, it’s going to be a whole lot of pain in this country with regards to additional cases and hospitalizations and deaths. We are on a very difficult trajectory,” says Dr. Anthony Fauci.

A bleak warning as the U.S. records more than 9.2 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus, and more than 230-thousand deaths.  And, as we enter the holiday season, health experts say those numbers could surge even higher.

“I’m concerned as a health care professional,” says Dr. Martez Prince with Premier Pharmacy and Wellness Center.

“A lot of families have been socially distancing all year long, and now we’re running into Thanksgiving and Christmas where families are making the decision if they want to celebrate independently or if they’re going to actually come together,” he says.

Dr. Prince advises people who plan to gather with family for the holidays to remember to remain physically apart, wear a mask, and in some cases, get a Covid-19 test.

It’s also flu season, and there’s already been at least one case reported in the U.S., of a person testing positive for both Covid-19, and the flu at the same time.

Dr. Fauci predicts new cases in the U.S. will soon exceed 100-thousand per day.  He also says the U.S. may not get back to normal until 2022.