SHOCKING: U.S. records deadliest coronavirus day, even as total toll skyrockets to nearly 26,000

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, has become the deadliest coronavirus day in the United States with about 2200 fatalities already recorded at 5 p.m., even as the total toll has skyrocketed to nearly 26,000, according to statistics website Worldometers, which has been tracking the virus by compiling data released by various health authorities.

According to the latest tally, 25,830 people had died from the novel coronavirus in the United States overall, 610,206 had been infected while 38,520 had recovered by 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

The data showed that only 3 million Americans out of more than 325 million population had been tested for the coronavirus as of Tuesday evening.

Italy, the second hardest-hit country which is located in Europe was now far behind the United States with about 21,067 fatalities as of Tuesday evening.

The United States also had at least 610,206 infections with about 30,000 people who have fully recovered, according to data from statistics website Worldometers.

Health authorities in New York, the epicenter of the crisis in the United States, announced 778 people died from coronavirus on Tuesday alone, with a similar number of dead recorded in the past previous days as well. More than 10,000 people have also died from the coronavirus in New York.

In New York, there were now more than 160,000 people infected by the coronavirus, with about 100,000 cases recorded in New York City alone, more than in all the countries on earth, except U.S., Italy, Spain, France and Germany, according to the tally on Sunday evening.

These numbers were changing so quickly that by the end of the day, the picture may look completely different than what it is now.

Globally, more than 1.7 million people had been infected by the coronavirus with at least 114,000 dead, according to the data on Sunday evening.

Some experts are predicting that the United States may see cases peak by next Friday and then begin to witness the flattening of the curve.

However, recent trends suggest that cases were still going up and the peak may be weeks or many months away.

On Friday alone, there were more than 33,000 new cases in the United States, and there has been no clear sign the curve was flattening.

President Donald Trump, after blaming former President Obama for his bungled response, was beginning to blame the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, but several reports, citing sources and quoting documents in the government, have shown that President Donald Trump had missed many opportunities, downplayed the crisis, boasted it was under control and eventually declaring victory too soon by saying it would soon go away.

USA Today reported on Saturday that Trump’s allegations against the WHO were mainly false, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert in the United States said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that “no one is going to deny” that more lives could have been saved during the coronavirus crisis if the Trump administration had implemented social distancing guidelines prior to March, Axios reported.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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