The U.S. death tally from the novel coronavirus rose to over 40,000 Sunday, the highest on the planet, and nearly double the number of deaths in the subsequent highest nation Italy.
It took the U.S. 38 days after recording its first fatality on February 29 to reach 10,000 deaths on April 6, however, only five more days to reach 20,000 dead. The U.S.’ toll increased to 40,000 from 30,000 in four days after including untested, however probable COVID-19 deaths reported by New York City.
The U.S. has, by far, the world’s largest number of confirmed coronavirus circumstances, with over 750,000 infections — a number that has doubled in 13 days. New cases Saturday soared by 29,000, the lowest increase in three days.
Over 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment advantages in the past month as closures of companies and schools and extreme travel bans have hammered the economy.
Governors in U.S. states hardest hit by the coronavirus sparred with President Donald Trump over his claims they’ve sufficient tests and will rapidly reopen their economies as more protests are planned over the extension of remain-at-home directives.
The area of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. is still seeing growing cases. New Jersey reported on Sunday that its new cases rose by practically 3,900, the most in more than two weeks.
A number of states, including Texas, and Florida, have said they seek to reopen parts of their economies, perhaps by May 1 or even sooner.