WASHINGTON

US President Donald Trump said Friday the country has seen “very significant progress” in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the past week. 

Speaking at White House coronavirus task force briefing, Trump said the country sees “aggressive” mitigation efforts to combat the virus are working at a “very high level.”

“Nationwide, the percentage of tests that come back positive has declined very significantly,” he told reporters. “Last week, roughly 38% of the tests in New York were positive. This week that number is down to 28%.”

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