The Johns Hopkins University tally revealed that the death count in the United States in the last 24 hours was recorded 382, bringing its death count to 115,729. This was the lowest death count since the coronavirus spread in the US in mid-April. Recently, it has been averaging 800 per day.
America, the top economy of the world, is the hardest-hit country in the pandemic. The US has recorded the highest number of infections as well as deaths all over the world. According to the Baltimore-based university, the US has recorded 2,093,335 infections so far.
Though the death rate has come down, the country is recording around 20,000 new cases everyday. The nation is continuously struggling to bring down the number of infection rates that is fluctuating around the country. Amid this situation, US President Donald Trump already plans to rally his supporters this coming Saturday for the first time since the economy was shuttered by the pandemic. He will be visiting Tulsa and Oklahoma. However, the health experts have expressed their concerns citing danger of spreading the virus.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already highlighted the risk events for transmission for coronavirus this way, “Large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and attendees travel from outside the local area.”
Dr. Ashish Jha, director of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, called the upcoming Trump rally “an extraordinarily dangerous move for the people participating and the people who may know them and love them and see them afterward.” However, the Trump campaign has refused to respond to repeated questions about whether it will direct the attendees to wear masks, maintain social distance or take other measures to reduce the risk of virus transmission.