President Donald Trump says the US has “passed the peak” of new coronavirus cases and predicted some states would reopen this month.
Mr Trump told the daily White House briefing that new guidelines would be announced on Thursday after he had spoken to governors.
“We’ll be the comeback kids, all of us,” the president said. “We want to get our country back.”
The US has nearly 640,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and over 30,900 deaths.
Mr Trump’s comments came after New York City reported a rise in virus fatalities to 10,367.