Coronavirus death toll passes 10,000 in the US

Apr 6 2020, 12:05 pm

The United States has surpassed the mark of 10,000 deaths at the hands of coronavirus, according to data from the Johns Hopkins information amalgamation.

As coronavirus testing becomes more widespread on both a federal and state level, the president and his task force continue to expand their preventive guidelines as well as their relief efforts.

“We will continue to do it,” said Trump referring to the distribution of medical supplies, and moving them from state to state depending on need. “There will be a lot of death, unfortunately, but a lot less death than if this wasn’t done.”

At the time of publication, the US currently sits at 347,003 known cases and 10,335 deaths.

This new count comes only four days after the US reached 5,000 coronavirus-related deaths, doubling in less than a week.

“This will probably be the toughest week,” said Trump during Saturday’s White House briefing. “We want to be ready when the brunt of it comes… We will move heaven and earth to safeguard our great American citizens.”