“With all respect, that’s simply nonsense,” he stated. “Now we have complete plans from the C.D.C., working with 64 public well being jurisdictions throughout the nation, as our governors have laid out very detailed plans that we’ve labored with them on.”

At a rally in Georgia on Saturday evening, President Trump as soon as once more claimed that the nation was “rounding the nook” in coping with the pandemic, an announcement at odds with scenes in communities throughout the nation, the place docs and nurses are struggling to deal with extra circumstances of the virus than ever earlier than.

On Sunday afternoon, Mr. Trump announced on Twitter that his private lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, who has led the president’s efforts to overturn the outcomes of the election, had tested positive for the virus.

In California, beneath orders issued on Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, residents throughout the southern and central components of the state have been directed not to leave their homes for 3 weeks beginning at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, becoming a member of components of the San Francisco Bay Area in shuttering outdoor dining and bars and roping off playgrounds.

Every day case reviews have tripled within the final month in California, the place greater than 25,000 new infections have been reported on Saturday. Los Angeles County, with greater than 8,900 new circumstances, broke its report for the third straight day.

On the U.C. San Diego Medical Middle, simply six of 112 intensive care beds have been unoccupied on Sunday, and docs expressed concern that an prolonged disaster would put excessive stress on nurses and docs.

“It’s extra concerning the length,” stated Dr. Chris Longhurst, the hospital’s affiliate chief medical officer. “If the surge have been 48 hours, it could be all palms on deck and we’d all be there to deal with them, after which we might get by means of it. What you’ll be able to’t handle is a sustained surge.”