US hits record number of COVID-19 cases for third day

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence says ‘we flattened the curve.’

The number of new COVID-19 infections in the United States has surged to another high, for the third day running, driven by surging cases in 16 states.

Sensing a worsening situation, the government held its first coronavirus task force briefing in two months.

And although Vice President Mike Pence remained upbeat, the top infectious diseases expert warned there is a serious problem.

Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.