The number of Covid-19 infections in the United States exceeded 500,000

Health workers work at a test site in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 10. Photo: AFP.
Health workers work at a test site in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 10. Photo: AFP.

The number of corona virus infections in the US exceeded 500,000 on April 10, according to statistics, but there are signs that large-scale blockade orders at home are helping to curb new cases.

The number of cases of Covid-19 in the US increased by 30,000-35,000 per day after the test was widely conducted. As of 9am 11/4, the total number of infections in the US is 500,399 cases.

In terms of deaths, the United States became the first country to register more than 2,000 corona virus deaths in a day, when there were 2,108 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to statistics from John Hopkins University.

The total number of deaths in the US has risen to 18,568, as of early morning 11/4, almost equal to the country headed by Italy. Officials warned that the number of deaths is likely to peak this week, then decline, amid signs the social gap may be “flattening” new cases, according to Reuters.

Amidst President Trump’s comments eager to reopen the economy, there are new government estimates that the number of deaths in the United States could reach 200,000 if the president abandons the blockade instruction when it expires. April 30, according to the New York Times.

Negotiations are still ongoing in the US Congress to provide additional packages to support the economy at risk of recession due to pandemics. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York State, the leader of the minority Democratic Party in the Senate, said on April 10 that the Trump administration agreed with a proposal of both parties to about $ 250 billion for small businesses. loan, according to the New York Times.

After a delay in large-scale testing, the United States stepped up production of the test kit and tested nearly 2.5 million people, according to AFP.

Although the number of deaths per day in the United States remains at a record high, the number of new infections is declining in strict blockades, giving signs of hope.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said the number of deaths was a record number of infections and hospitalizations from the previous weeks, which did not pass later.

Worldwide, the number of infections has exceeded 1.6 million. At least 177 countries have had cases.

The latest country to be infected is Yemen, amid relief groups struggling to fend off an outbreak in a country where the war has devastated the health system and sparked famine and disease.