More than 8,100 people died and more than 300,000 were confirmed positive for Covid-19 in the United States, the most affected country in the world.
According to Reuters statistics, more than 8,100 people died and more than 300,000 people were positive for Covid-19 in the United States. This is the country with the highest number of confirmed cases in the world.
White House health experts have forecast that between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could die in the pandemic, even if they follow measures to limit the spread of the virus.
In New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on April 4, 630 people died from coronavirus infection, the highest number of deaths recorded within 24 hours at the heart of the US epidemic.
The corona virus has claimed the lives of 3,565 people in the state and the situation is particularly worrying on Long Island, east of New York City. Mr Cuomo said the plague was “spreading like a fire”.
“It’s only been 30 days since we discovered the first case,” Mr. Cuomo said at a news conference. “It feels like this has happened a whole lifetime.”
New York City deaths alone account for more than a quarter of corona virus deaths in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University. Hospitals and morgues in the city are struggling to treat the sick and bury the dead.
The crematoriums are at full capacity and work at night. The bodies have grown so rapidly that city officials are looking elsewhere in the state for temporary morgue.