The number of people killed by the Covid-19 epidemic in the United States has exceeded 4,000, and it is now the third highest number of deaths in the world.
According to the latest figures of Johns Hopkins University, more than 189,000 Americans have been infected with Covid-19 and at least 4,076 people have died, making the United States the third largest country in the world after Italy and West. Spain, AFP reported.
The number of deaths in the US is expected to increase sharply in the coming days. White House officials have estimated that the number of deaths from pandemics in the US can range from 100,000 to 240,000.
President Donald Trump acknowledges that the United States will have two very difficult weeks. His tone was darker than in the previous press conference.
“This will be two weeks very, very painful,” he said. “I want every American to be prepared for the hard days ahead. We will spend very difficult weeks.”
“There will be light at the end of the tunnel,” the president added. ABC News said a Russian transport plane carrying personal protective equipment and medical supplies will land in the United States today, after Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to help the US fight the disease. , a senior White House official said Tuesday.
Field hospitals are being rushed to build across New York, the state hardest hit by the epidemic in the US to prepare for the upcoming “difficult two weeks”.
As of March 31, the total number of Covid-19 infections worldwide is more than 858,000 and more than 42,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, US Coast Guard said more and more foreign passenger ships are required to evacuate medical when passengers on board have flu-like symptoms, while health resources in the US states are not enough. ability to take over.