As the Washington Post reported, "California, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, and Georgia all broke their previous single-day records for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, while Louisiana's infection rates continued to rise".
The Democrat's address comes as the country has recorded almost 2.7 million positive cases of COVID-19 and almost 130,000 deaths.
"Absolutely not. I think we've had a very careful plan working with the states - this is primarily the states responsibility. I think that at some point that's going to sort of just disappear, I hope", he said.
Donald Trump holds a face mask in his hand during a tour of a factory converted to making personal protection.
"American people [didn't] make enormous sacrifices over the past four months so they could just waste their time", Biden said. "I thought it was OK", Trump said.
Officiel : Amine Gouiri est Niçois
C'était dans l'air du temps, c'est désormais officiel: Amine Gouiri évoluera sous les couleurs de l'OGC Nice la saison prochaine. La durée de l'engagement n'a pas été communiquée, mais il s'agit certainement d'un bail de longue durée.
Fauci expressed dismay over people congregating in crowds and maybe not wearing masks and inadequate attention being paid to federal directions on reopening that the President has declined to enforce. You talk about social distancing.
Trump's resistance against mask-wearing has been well-documented.
Trump immediately undercut the CDC guidance by flatly stating that he would not be following it, suggesting it would be unseemly for the commander-in-chief to wear a mask as he meets with heads of state.
On Wednesday, he sounded a different tone, saying: "I had a mask on". In his attempts to perform that 180, though, he's wound up in a face plant instead after saying he looks like the "Lone Ranger" in a mask. A reference to the fictional law-and-order character from the American Old West who wore a black eye mask.
Mr Biden, meanwhile, raised more than $11m last week at one event featuring former US President Barack Obama, which included a portion for people who contributed as little as they wished and another, more private event for high-rollers.
"Safe" Countries Will Be Able to Travel to Europe from July 1
The EU may also add China to the list if it reaches a reciprocal agreement for European travellers with the Chinese government. Almost three times the number of U.S. citizens visit Europe compared to Europeans traveling to the United States.
Also on Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a federal mandate to wear masks in public was "long overdue" and faulted the president for not setting an example by wearing one in public himself.
Asked during congressional testimony on Tuesday if the pandemic is under control, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that although some parts of the country are doing well, the broader numbers "speak for themselves".
Trump claimed that, just like in China and Europe, the situation in the U.S. is "getting under control".
"Take a look at boating, there are thousands of boaters all over the country..."
"I really do believe that our country is crying out for leadership and maybe even more important, some healing". "We're still down 15 million jobs and the pandemic is getting worse, not better".
Long Beach to close beaches over Fourth of July weekend
The county recorded more than 2900 new infections on Monday, a record since the start of the pandemic in the United States. Newport Beach Fire Chief Jeff Boyles said his division still has adequate staffing but would be "stretched pretty thin".