As many states continue to see spikes in the number of coronavirus cases, US President Donald Trump touted the progress the country has made combatting the virus.
“There and then we got hit by the virus that came from China. And we've made a lot of progress our strategy is moving along well. It goes out in one area, it rears back its ugly face in another area. But we've learned a lot. We've learned how to put out the flame,” Trump told a crowd of supporters gathered on the White House’s South Lawn to celebrate July 4.
He said the nation has now made “tens of thousands” of ventilators and have now started distributing them overseas.
On testing, pointed out the country has now almost 40 million people. However, experts have said more tests are needed to get a full picture of the virus.
“Results that no other country can show because no other country has testing that we have. Not in terms of the numbers or in terms of the quality," Trump said.
“We have the most and finest testing anywhere in the world, and we are producing gowns and masks and surgical equipment in our country.”
Trump has recently complained about how many tests are being conducted in the nation because he has claimed that is the reason for the larger amount of cases -- a contention disputed by health experts. He recently said the country should do less testing. While administration officials contended Trump was joking, he later said he doesn’t joke.