Global coronavirus cases top 1.5 million as number of U.S. infections soar

Grant Boone
April 9, 2020

It brings the total number of deaths in the country to almost 13,000, according to data compiled by US' Johns Hopkins University. State and local officials now acknowledge that the virus was nearly certainly in NY much earlier, the report said.

The projection models being used by the Trump administration to guide policy led President Donald Trump to declare that the best-case result was between 100,000 and 240,000 people dying of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus from China.

The U.S. remains the country with the highest number of infections at more than 423,000, but Italy is the country with highest death toll with 17,669 fatalities.

However during a press conference President Donald Trump said the United States might be getting to the top of the "curve".

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Trump also played down the release of January memos from a senior adviser that represented an early warning of a possible coronavirus pandemic, saying he had not seen them at the time.

The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, said the state appeared to be nearing the peak of its pandemic, adding that hospital and intensive care admissions were down.

The statement said 86 Mexicans had died in NY.

The United States is quickly approaching 400,000 coronavirus cases, and states grappling with the overwhelming numbers are bringing in medical equipment and medication to battle the virus. The WHO has praised China for its transparency on the virus, even though there has been reason to believe that more people died of COVID-19 than the country's official tally.

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