Bangladesh, July 1 -- The United States is "not in total control" of the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 cases in the country go up to 100,000 per day if the current trend "does not turn around," Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's top infectious-diseases expert, said on Tuesday.

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the country is "going in the wrong direction" as the number of COVID-19 cases increases across the nation.

"I can't make an accurate prediction, but it's going to be very disturbing," Fauci told senators in a hearing held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

"We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go u...