Health officials have reported alarming upswings of daily caseloads in roughly two dozen states in the last two weeks.
The United States will leave the WHO on July 6, 2021, and now it owes the organization more than 200 million USA dollars in assessed contributions, according to the WHO website.
Sixteen states have posted record daily case counts this month alone and new COVID-19 cases have risen nationally every week for five straight weeks, according to a Reuters analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project.
Just this Tuesday, the state reported nearly 7,300 new cases.
While some early hot spots such as NY state have been able to tamp down new cases, COVID-19 has exploded elsewhere, with record case numbers and hospitalizations in states such as Florida, Arizona, Texas and California.
After lockdown measures were eased in some states, the United States is struggling to respond to the devastation inflicted by COVID-19 even harder.
Officials say that if a positivity rate is too high - above 5 percent - it could indicate that the state is only testing the sickest patients and not casting a wide enough net to see how much the virus is spreading. Florida topped 10,000 confirmed cases a week ago.
"I think one major hurdle is our patchwork response across the states", Bednarczyk says "In a federal system, we will have different responses in different states".
Alabama has been averaging about 1,000 new cases a day, two or three times what it was seeing in late April, when its stay-at-home order was lifted.
Texas surged past 8,000 statewide hospitalizations for the very first time over the long holiday week-end - a more than quadruple increase on days gone by month.
According to a predictive model of the Institute of metrics and evaluation of health (IHME) at the University of Washington, the number of victims of the epidemic in the United States will reach 208.000 by 1 November, and the outbreak is expected to once again gain momentum to the fall.
California reported an additional 6090 cases Monday, a drop from the more than 11,000 cases reported Sunday.
A hoped-for summertime decline in transmission of the virus never materialized, in accordance with IHME researchers.
Last week, Fauci said the nation is "not in total control" of the pandemic. Around 84% of the state's total ICU beds are running full.
'No way, so we're greatly going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools'.