The number of deaths from Covid-19 in the US is more than 3,000

Italy has more than 100,000 virus infections. Photo: Reuters.
Italy has more than 100,000 virus infections. Photo: Reuters.

The number of deaths from corona virus in the US reached 3,008 on March 30, exceeding the number of victims killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks when the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked in 2001.

The United States has twice as many infections as China

The number of people who died of viruses in the US reached 3,008 on March 30, according to the constantly updated statistics of John Hopkins University. This figure has exceeded the number of victims killed in the terrorist attacks 9/11 in the US (nearly 3,000 people).

The United States is also the leading country in the total number of cases, with 163,429 cases, higher than Italy, Spain and double China.

New York City is the most heavily affected area in the US with over 38,000 cases and 914 deaths, according to John Hopkins University.

“Don’t just fight today. Plan for 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks from now when the epidemic will peak, and make sure we stand where we can win the battle,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters on March 30.

Mr. Cuomo made a plea to help when the number of deaths skyrocketed in the state, especially in the focus of the New York City epidemic.

The number of infections in Italy exceeds 100,000

Italy recorded 4,050 new infections on March 30, the lowest level since March 17, bringing the total to 101,739. Earlier, the Mediterranean nation reported 5,217 new cases on March 29 and 5,974 new cases on March 28.

However, the number of deaths from the virus increased by 812, to 11,591, reversing the previous two-day downtrend, according to Reuters. Statistics are published by the Italian civil protection agency.

Italy continues to be the world leader in deaths and accounts for more than one-third of the total worldwide fatalities from viruses.

The Italian government on March 30 decided to extend the blockade “at least” to Easter, on April 12, although Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said nearly three weeks of blockade was “a really tough problem about economically, “according to AFP.

He said any restrictive easing would be done slowly to ensure Italy does not lose what it has achieved in the fight against the disease.

“The blockade cannot last for too long,” Mr Conte told Spanish newspaper El Pais. “We can think of a way (to lift the restriction). But this needs to be done step by step.”

The closing of businesses and banning public gatherings will end on April 3 this week.

New statistics have shown some optimistic signals. The daily increase in infection rates has decreased to 4.1%, from 62% a month ago, according to AFP.

The total number of people infected with the virus in the Lombardy region, the epidemic in Italy, also fell for the first time on March 30, from 25,392 to 25,006. This number has continuously increased for more than a month.

“The picture has improved a lot in the past four days,” said regional health leader Giulio Gallera.

Silvio Brusaferro, head of Italy’s ISS public health institute, said the number of cases was nearing a peak. “There is still no sign of abating, but things are improving,” he said.