Acting U.S. President Donald Trump said that the data on the incidence of COVID-19 in the United States is greatly exaggerated. He wrote about it in his Twitter-account.
According to him, it is a matter of the methods used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to count the number of cases and deaths.
“The number of Chinese virus infections and deaths in the U.S. is grossly exaggerated because of the ridiculous methods of determination compared to other countries, many of which deliberately report underreporting and inaccurate data,” the U.S. leader said.
According to the CDC, 20 million cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the U.S. since the pandemic began and 346,900 of them have died.
Earlier it was reported that California has run out of morgue space amid the coronavirus raging in the state.
CNN notes that the number of cases of COVID-19 increased sharply after Thanksgiving, while the impact of Christmas and New Year’s Day has not yet fully shown itself.