It is expected that "hot spots" in the United States in coronavirus will see the pandemic hit even harder over the next week, said United States Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams at CBS.
"We also see hot spots like Detroit, like Chicago, like New Orleans that will have a worse week next week than they had this week," Adams said this morning.
He said the US has seen a significant increase in testing, which is "good news."
"We're approaching a million tests. We're trying to give people the data so they can make informed decisions about where they are on their timeline and what to do," he said.
During a briefing at the White House yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence said that "in partnership with commercial laboratories across America, we received word this morning that 552,000 tests have been conducted and completed across the United States."
Adams also said Friday that as the coronavirus pandemic continues, every region of the United States may experience differences in case numbers and deaths.  "Everyone's curve is different," Adams said. "New York will look different than Boise, Idaho or Jackson, Mississippi or New Orleans."