The US recorded an additional 4,491 deaths from corona virus infection on April 16, the second straight day of record high deaths in the country.
The number of deaths from coronavirus infection in the US reached 32,917 on April 16, according to Johns Hopkins University.
As of 4:30 pm on April 16, the United States had an additional 4,491 deaths in 24 hours, the highest daily increase since the epidemic began to date, according to Channel NewsAsia.
However, this data may have added to the deaths due to Covid-19 infection. Previously, deaths due to suspected coronavirus infection were not counted.
This week, New York City announced it would add 3,778 “suspected virus” deaths to its data.
As of April 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recorded 31,071 corona virus deaths. This figure includes 4,114 deaths from “suspected infection”. (John Hopkins University figures are aggregated from state publications.)
The United States now has the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the world, followed by Italy with 22,170 deaths, although its population is only one-fifth of that of the United States.
Spain is the third most deaths country in the world. The country has recorded 19,130 deaths, followed by France with 17,920 deaths from corona virus.
The United States has recorded more than 667,800 cases of corona virus as of April 16. The country also recorded a new record of deaths in the past two days.
In New York state alone, the epidemic in the US, more than 12,000 deaths from Covid-19 infection have been recorded.
Meanwhile, on April 16, US President Donald Trump revealed his plan to reopen the US economy. Mr. Trump allowed each state governor to “take an intentional phased approach to opening each state.”