On Monday, the United States enters into the 15th day of lockdown amid the uprising deaths due to the coronavirus outbreak. The US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that the peak death rate in the country from the pandemic was likely to hit in the two weeks.
On Sunday, the global number of confirmed cases topped 700,000 and the world leaders have confirmed that the outbreak may last for months. US President Donald Trump has confirmed during a press conference at the White House that he was extending the lockdown for another one month, April 30.
His announcement comes just after a top public health expert warned that the death toll has crossed 200,000 in the United States. President Trump told the reporters during the conference that “The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks. So I’ll say it again, the peak, the highest point of death rates, remember, this is likely to hit in two weeks. Therefore, the next two weeks and during this period it’s very important that every one strongly follow the guidelines,”
“The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end. Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30th to slow the spread,” he added.
The President is also expecting the country “will be well on our way to recover” by June 1, dropping his previous target of Easterer. The death toll has surged by 237 in 24 hours crossing 1,000 confirmed deaths related to the novel coronavirus. The state announced 7,195 new cases.
Trump further said that the hospitals not using ventilators must release them and that there was hoarding of the devices. The United States presently has over 140,000 confirmed cases and is nearing twice those announced in China. The United States has now become the epicenter of the virus with over 143,000 active cases and more than 2400 deaths – 1000 of them in New York alone.