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

The number of new COVID-19 infections in the US 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 taskforce 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.

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