Anthony Fauci warned Tuesday that Americans shouldn't take comfort in the dropping death rate among coronavirus patients in the US even as Donald Trump touts the trend as evidence of a successful response

Iran PressAmerica: "It's a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death," Fauci said during a live stream press conference with Senator Doug Jones of Alabama, a Democrat.

"There's so many other things that are very dangerous and bad about this virus, don't get yourself into a false complacency." as CNN  reported.

His comments come after the White House repeatedly pointed to the falling US mortality rate as proof of a productive response despite states across the country grappling with record-breaking spikes in the virus.

Trump tweeted Monday that "the Mortality Rate for the China Virus in the U.S. is just about the LOWEST IN THE WORLD," doubling down on this stance with a subsequent tweet definitively declaring that "we now have the lowest Fatality (Mortality) Rate in the World."

In reality, while US coronavirus mortality rates have declined recently, they are not the lowest in the world.

The US coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim new milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday and more than 130,000 deaths as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage of intensive care unit hospital beds.


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