The federal government said the outbreak is the largest in a quarter century, surpassing the one in 2007 and 2007-08, when the U.S. was experiencing a recession and the first wave of coronaviruses hit.
The U.N. health agency says there were more than 4,400 new cases on Thursday, compared with nearly 3,700 in the same week last year.
More than 3,300 cases have been reported in New York state, more than 200 in Los Angeles, and more than 150 in Chicago.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly praised the work of his aides and health officials in battling the outbreak.
“This is a wonderful day for the country and the world,” Trump said on Twitter Thursday.
The president’s comments come after a statement from the U,N.
agency said it was working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state health departments and the U.,N.
Secretary-General to coordinate an international response.
“It is urgent that governments and health workers everywhere take this moment to act quickly, to respond to this pandemic with all the resources they can,” the statement said.
The president’s remarks come after Trump announced a new plan to fight the coronaviral epidemic on Twitter. “
We call on the international community to commit to working together in a coordinated way to address the outbreak in a manner that is sustainable, transparent and responsible.”
The president’s remarks come after Trump announced a new plan to fight the coronaviral epidemic on Twitter.
The plan calls for expanding access to vaccines, including those made by Merck & Co., the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, which has donated more than $1 billion to the U.-N.
In an interview with the Associated Press Thursday, Trump said he would be using the money to fight a coronavaccine outbreak in California that has claimed more than 1,000 lives, including his own.
Trump said that the outbreak was a “terrible” situation and that he had to use “everything I have” to fight it.
Trump’s plan is also being seen as an effort to boost support among Republicans and others in Congress for a national vaccine law.
A bipartisan group of U.K. lawmakers introduced legislation in the House last week that would give states and the federal government the authority to make vaccines without a vaccine-preventable disease component, including the vaccine for the coronAV3 strain.
The House has also been considering legislation from the Senate, which would allow the United States to impose a vaccine requirement on international commerce.
Trump has indicated he supports the Senate measure.
U.S.-based vaccine maker AstraZeneca Inc., which makes the vaccine, said Thursday it would donate $500,000 to the federal Centers for Infectious Diseases, or CDC, and to the United Nations’ World Health Organization, which is helping coordinate a response.
Astra said in a statement that it is grateful for the efforts made by U.H.S., which is the sole U.G.A. partner to the coronavalent coronavivirus pandemic response.