Leaders in states across the country are sounding the alarm about rising
COVID-19 cases that experts say could foreshadow a coming surge.
In New York, several COVID-19 clusters have created "hotspot" zip codes, the governor said, with a positivity rate about five times more than the statewide figure. The clusters are a "stark reminder" that New Yorkers need to stay vigilant, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "Wear a mask, socially distance, follow the public health guidance -- because this thing is not over," Cuomo said in a statement.
Leading health officials including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have also warned that the US could see an especially challenging fall and winter this year. They say cities and counties should prepare by keeping safety measures and guidelines in place.