The U.S. is seeing more than 63,000 new coronavirus cases per day, based on a weekly average, up 16% from one week ago.
White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the latest rise is not due solely to new variants of the virus, and that travel and easing of business restrictions is also a factor in the increase.
“What we’re likely seeing is because of things like spring break and pulling back on the mitigation methods that you’ve seen,” Fauci told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
The U.S. is currently reporting a weekly average of 970 Covid-19 deaths per day, according to data from John Hopkins University. The average daily death toll has been under 1,000 for seven straight days for the first time since November.