U.S. Death Toll Soars Amid Rush to Construct Field Hospitals
The U.S. government raced Tuesday to construct hundreds of makeshift hospitals near main cities as healthcare systems had been pushed to capacity, and generally beyond, by the coronavirus pandemic.
Even as hundreds of thousands of Individuals hunkered down in their homes under strict “remain-at-home” orders, the death toll shot up by over 850 Tuesday, by far the most for a single day.
Almost half of the new fatalities had been in New York state, the epicenter of the pandemic despite closed companies and deserted streets. New York City Mayor Invoice de Blasio pleaded for speedy reinforcements in the nation’s largest city from the Trump administration.
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De Blasio, a Democrat who in 2019 sought his party’s presidential nomination, stated he had asked the White House for an additional 1,000 nurses, 300 respiratory therapists and 150 doctors by Sunday.
Practically 3,900 folks have already died from COVID-19, the sickness brought on by the coronavirus, in the U.S., over the 2,977 who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks. The overall confirmed U.S. cases surged to 187,000.
White House medical specialists say 100,000 to 240,000 people might ultimately die from the respiratory illness in the U.S., regardless of unprecedented orders by state and local governments, largely confining Americans to their homes.