More than 5,000 people in the US have died due to coronavirus

Apr 2 2020, 11:55 am

As of Thursday morning, there have been 5,151 fatalities in the United States due to COVID-19.

According to numbers collected by Johns Hopkins University, there are currently 217,263 known cases across the country, with the hardest-hit areas being New York City and its neighbors (with nearly 100,000 cases), California, Michigan, Florida, the Chicago area, and New Orleans.

One week ago, on March 26, the US surpassed the count of 1,000 fatalities, a 500% increase in deaths in just seven days. In those same seven days, the United States has gone from surpassing the number of known cases in China to almost tripling their count.

Current confirmed cases of coronavirus:

  1. US – 217,263
  2. Italy – 110,574
  3. Spain – 110,238
  4. China – 82,432
  5. Germany – 81,728

In a recent press conference from the White House, President Donald Trump shared new projections that the US could see somewhere between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from coronavirus.

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