BREAKING: About 2000 dead from coronavirus in U.S. from 120,000 infections

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About 2000 people have died from coronavirus in U.S. and roughly 120,000 infections have been recorded so far with the number climbing by the hour, according to latest data update from Johns Hopkins University and others.

In the past four days alone, about a thousand people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. On Friday, over 400 people died, and on Saturday, about 400 people have died already, according to the latest tally.

More than 700 people have died in New York state alone, 175 in Washington, 140 in New Jersey, 137 in Louisiana, 111 in Michigan, 104 in California, as well as in many other states, according to the latest tally. Between a thousand and three thousand people have recovered so far.

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FEARS:

There are fears in the United States that hospitals could be overwhelmed very soon and the number of casualties from the coronavirus could increase drastically. Some models predict that if drastic actions are not taken quickly with lockdowns and shutdowns, hundreds of thousands or millions of people in the United States could die.

GLOBALLY:

Globally, more than 30,000 people have died from coronavirus from over 650,000 infections. About 140,000 people have recovered.

Italy has the highest number of deaths with an overall death toll of over 10,000, followed by Spain with close to 6,000 dead and China with over 3,200.

THE GOOD NEWS:

The good news is although so little is known about this virus so far, most people who have contracted it are still alive. There are no proven drug yet or vaccine to stop it and doctors say only supportive measures could slow the spread of the virus and eventually defeat it.

Some of those measures include physical distancing, hygiene, and respiratory etiquettes.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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