The United States coronavirus death toll has passed 100,000.
The US leads the world in both deaths and infections, with at least 100,047 deaths and more than 1.69 million confirmed cases.
Despite the worrisome figures, President Donald Trump is continuing to pressure state governors to reopen their economies.
All 50 states of the United States have started relaxing coronavirus restrictions to varying degrees.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, issued a stern warning after viewing video showing crowds gathered at a pool party in Missouri over the weekend.
“We have a situation in which you see that type of crowding with no mask and people interacting. That’s not prudent and that’s inviting a situation that could get out of control,” he said during an interview Wednesday on CNN.
“Don’t start leapfrogging some of the recommendations in the guidelines because that’s really tempting fate and asking for trouble.”
Global cases have surged to nearly 5.7 million, with more than 354,000 deaths. South Korea re-imposed social distancing rules after a spike in new cases.