* Total cases number of cases in US now stands at 54,905 as of Tuesday evening
* Experts say the spike is yet to come and the crisis will last for months, at least
* On Tuesday alone, more than 8,000 new positive cases were confirmed
* Across the US 175 million people living in 17 states have been urged to stay home
* New York is by far the worst affected state in the country, with 25,665 cases
* On Tuesday afternoon NYC mayor de Blasio said 131 people in the city had died
Coronavirus deaths in the United States rose to 783 Tuesday evening after a sharp rise of 197 in just one day, the nation’s biggest jump to date.
The total cases number of cases in America now stands at 54,905 with the infection rate climbing above Italy.
Experts say the spike is yet to come and that the current state of crisis will last for another several months, at least.
Over the past week, there have been a surge of new cases as testing across the country increases. On Tuesday alone, more than 8,000 new positive cases were confirmed.
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WNU Editor: New York City is expecting the worse …. NYC prepares for the worst: Military sets up makeshift morgue using tents and refrigeration trucks outside Manhattan’s Bellevue hospital in preparation for surge in coronavirus victims as NYC’s death toll rises to 192 and city morgues near capacity (Daily Mail). But there is also hope …. WHO: Still time to stop US from becoming epicenter of coronavirus crisis (The Hill).
U.S. Coronavirus Update, Map, as Death Toll Passes 800, Nearly Half of Country’s 55,000 Cases Are in New York — Newsweek
New York sees some signs of progress against coronavirus as New Orleans hit hard — Reuters
California scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenario: ‘It will take a heroic effort’ — The Guardian
US on track to become next coronavirus epicenter, but there’s time to reverse course, health official says — CNN