(CMR) The United States surpassed Italy earlier today with the total number of confirmed deaths from coronavirus reaching its deadliest day on Friday with 2,057 deaths. The US has become the first country in the world to record such an astounding number of death due to the coronavirus in a single day. The total number dead stood at 20,110 this afternoon.
The death toll has more than doubled in the past week. New York state, which is the epicenter of the US outbreak, made up over 44$ of all deaths toll across the country and accounted for about one-third of the countries infected.
Deaths in the United States per capita remained lower than in Italy, though some experts have warned that geography and population density have helped cushion the United States so far. To date, the virus has killed 19,468 in Italy, or 32 individuals per 100,000 people. In the United States, the number of deaths per 100,000 people was six.
The outbreak is the US is predicted to get worse as many blame President Trump for not being prepared. Just a few days ago he complained that he has received a faulty COVID-19 testing system despite the fact that none existed because the disease just emerged in late December, during his own presidency.
Those critical of him said that in January Trump repeatedly played down the seriousness of the virus and focused on other issues, an array of figures inside his government — including top White House advisers and experts deep in the cabinet departments and intelligence agencies — identified the threat, sounded alarms and made clear the need for aggressive action. He effectively remained in denial and continued to spread false hope well into March telling citizens that they would be back to normal by this weekend for Easter services.
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