Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In The U.S. — News Updates April 1 – 2, 2020

Daily Mail: Coronavirus kills 908 Americans in 24hrs to take US death toll to 4,391, with more than 200,000 people testing positive – as Michigan emerges as the third deadliest hotspot behind NYC and New Jersey with 259 fatalities

* Number of coronavirus cases in the US surpassed 200,000 on Wednesday as the death toll increased to more than 4,300
* New infections across the country increased by 25,676 and new deaths rose by 908
* The US death toll has now surpassed the number of deaths reported in China (3,309) where the outbreak first emerged back in December
* The death toll in Italy (12,428) and Spain (9,053) is still higher than the United States
* More than 40% of the country’s fatal cases come from New York state where the death toll rose by 391 to 1,941. New York state also saw an increase of 7,917 cases to bring the total number of new infections to 83,712
* President Donald Trump has warned Americans to brace for a ‘hell of a bad two weeks’ ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the US
* Fears that the US is on track to become the new Italy, whose healthcare system has buckled under the weight of the pandemic, are fast becoming a reality

More than 900 people have died in the US in 24 hours with the death toll increasing to more than 4,300 as the number of coronavirus cases in the US surpassed 200,000.

New deaths from the coronavirus rose by 908 on Wednesday while new infections across the country increased by 25,676.

The US death toll has now surpassed the number of deaths reported in China (3,309) where the outbreak first emerged back in December.

The death toll in Italy (12,428) and Spain (9,053) is still higher than the United States.

More than 40 percent of the country’s fatal cases come from New York state where the death toll rose by 391 to 1,941. New York state also saw an increase of 7,917 cases to bring the total number of new infections to 83,712.

Michigan now has the third highest death toll in the country after reporting a spike in its figures over night. The state recorded 75 news deaths, bringing its death toll to 259. Michigan has more than 7,600 confirmed cases.

New Jersey is second behind New York with 267 deaths and 18,997 infections.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In The U.S. — News Updates April 1 – 2, 2020

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US coronavirus cases surpass 200,000 with more than 4,600 deaths — Al Jazeera
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Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states — AP
Most Americans huddle indoors as coronavirus deaths keep spiking — Reuters
New York state’s virus deaths jump to more than 1,900 — AP
‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York — AP
‘This is NOT just New York’s problem’: Cuomo warns other states to prepare for the worst after NY coronavirus deaths soar by 391 to 1,941 – as he urges NYPD to be ‘more aggressive’ on ‘selfish, reckless’ crowds — Daily Mail
US COVID-19 pandemic: New Jersey reports more than 18,000 cases — Al Jazeera
Florida governor Ron DeSantis finally issues a statewide lockdown after revealing coronavirus first started circulating in Miami in early February during the Super Bowl and state cases surge to 6,955 — Daily Mail
Louisiana records biggest one-day coronavirus spike after infections soar by 1,200 and deaths rise by 54 – as New Orleans continues to become an emerging pandemic hotspot — Daily Mail
Los Angeles mayor urges everyone to wear masks — AP
California Gov Newsom warns hospitals will run out of beds by next month as coronavirus infections increase and says schools will remain closed for the rest of the year – as statewide cases rise to 8,500 and death toll jumps to 183 — Daily Mail
Incredible drone footage captures a deserted Las Vegas with empty casinos and hotels as the city converts an empty parking lot into a homeless shelter where people sleep on towels and concrete six feet apart — Daily Mail
Navajo leaders worry for already isolated community facing coronavirus — AFP
US puts federal prisons on lockdown over virus fears — AFP
Mike Pence says U.S. will be as bad as Italy and blames the CDC and China for delayed response to coronavirus saying medical center called it ‘low risk’ in January and Beijing was ‘not transparent’ — Daily Mail
Coronavirus: US ‘considers cloth face masks for public’ — BBC
Coronavirus is now the third-leading cause of death in the US: The pandemic kills more Americans each day than lung disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, doctor says — Daily Mail
Coronavirus: Things the US has got wrong – and got right — Anthony Zurcher, BBC

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