A leaked unreleased White House coronavirus task force report showing cases spiking in areas across the country has undercut President Donald Trump's claim that cases are declining across the nation.
"You know, the numbers are coming down very rapidly all throughout the country, by the way," Trump declared at a Monday news conference.
Though cases are decreasing in 14 states, they are rising in nine states, according to The New York Times.
A lack of widespread testing in 27 other states, plus Washington and Puerto Rico, suggests that cases in those areas are being undercounted.
The top 10 cities in the report, which was produced on May 7, saw cases increases by more than 72% over seven days.
Some areas, like St. Louis and Central City, Ky., saw cases skyrocket by 650% over that span.
Despite the alarming increases, Trump has continued to publicly and falsely claim that cases are falling nearly everywhere. »