A leaked CDC document put the US as the worst of 10 countries trying to fight major coronavirus outbreaks

  • Out of the ten countries worst-hit by the coronavirus, the US recorded the biggest jump in new cases within a 72-hour period this week.
  • The data was laid out in a leaked Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) document, obtained by Yahoo News.
  • Between June 6 and June 9, new US cases rose 36.5% from the average number of new cases, the document showed.
  • Peru, Russia, and India, all saw rises of less than 5%, and outbreaks in Brazil, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Iran slowed significantly, it also said.
  • The news comes as all 50 US states begin to lift monthslong lockdowns, and reopen schools and businesses.
  • President Donald Trump has also described the virus as “embers” and “ashes” as experts warn that the pandemic isn’t over yet.

A leaked Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) document has listed the US as the worst of ten countries trying to fight major coronavirus outbreaks.

The document, obtained by Yahoo News, showed that between June 6 and June 9, new COVID-19 infections in the US jumped 36.5% from the average number of new cases.

Meanwhile, other countries — including Peru, Russia, and India — recorded smaller percentage changes.

Brazil, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Iran, which also make up the list of the 10 worst-hit countries, saw marked drops in cases, the CDC document shows.

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