Coronavirus Outbreak; USA Recorded Highest Death Toll in One-Day Since the Epidemic Began


According to John Hopkins University, the United States recorded 1,169 COVID-19 fatalities inside the beyond 24 hours. They used a rolling tracker on Thursday. The highest one-day dying toll recorded in any USA since the international epidemic began. The toll meditated figures mentioned by using the college between 8.30 pm Wednesday (4.30 am UAE) and the equal time Thursday.

The grim record was previously held by Italy, where 969 people died on March 27. The US has now recorded around 6000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.

US President Donald Trump’s administration attended to join local officials on Thursday instructing Americans to wear masks when venturing out during the still-exploding coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a White House briefing, Deborah Birx, a member of Trump’s coronavirus task force, said: “the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would issue guidelines in the coming days on the use of face coverings”.

More than 1.three million COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the US’, Vice President Mike Pence stated Thursday at a daily White House press conference on the virus. “We are now accomplishing over 100,000 coronavirus tests in line with day,” President Donald Trump brought on the same briefing, saying that was “greater than some other country in the world, both in terms of the uncooked quantity and on an in step with capita basis.”

In New York City, the center of the US outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged residents to wear face coverings, citing studies showing that the virus can be transmitted by infected people who are showing no symptoms. In New York City, where at least 1,400 people have been killed by the virus, hospitals and morgues struggled to treat the desperately ill and bury the dead.

New York City funeral homes and cemetery directors described a surge in demand not seen in decades as cases surpassed 50,000 in the city. “We’ve been preparing for a worst-case scenario, which is in a lot of ways starting to materialize,” said Mike Lanotte, director of the New York State Funeral Directors Association.

(Collected- WIC News, France 24)