U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar speaks after a White House Coronavirus Task Force
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar warned Sunday that time was running out for the U.S. to curb the spread of coronavirus as cases rise across the country, particularly in the American South and West.
“We’ve got the tools to do this,” Azar told NBC’s Meet The Press. “But the window is closing, we have to act, and people as individuals have to act responsibility. We need to social distance, we need to wear our face coverings where we can’t social distance, particularly in these hot zones.”
As of Friday, the U.S. seven-day average of new cases increased more than 41% compared with a week ago.