* The death toll from the pandemic now stands at 11,000 with more than 368,000 confirmed infections across the United States
* Figures show the number of fatalities has increased drastically by 7,000 in the first six days of April
* It is almost double the 4,000 deaths that were recorded for the entire month of March when the coronavirus started to spread rapidly across the country
* The first death on US soil was reported back in Washington state on February 29
* Harrowing figures come as officials warned this week would be one of the hardest given the death toll is expected to continue to rise in stark numbers
* New data has predicted the peak of the pandemic is still yet to hit on April 16 where 3,000 deaths are expected to occur in 24 hours
The number of Americans who have died from coronavirus has nearly doubled in the first week of April alone compared to last month’s entire death toll.
The death toll from the pandemic now stands at 11,000 with more than 368,000 confirmed infections across the United States.
Figures show the number of fatalities has increased drastically by 7,000 in the first six days of April.
It is almost double the 4,000 deaths that were recorded for the entire month of March when the coronavirus started to spread rapidly across the country.
The first death on US soil was reported back in Washington state on February 29.
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Coronavirus US live: New York suffers highest single-day death toll — The Guardian
‘A lot of pain.’ NY has biggest 1-day jump in virus deaths — AP
New York registers record 731 virus deaths in 24 hours — AFP
New York state sees another 731 deaths – the highest increase yet – with ICU patients succumbing to coronavirus while new cases plateau – as Cuomo approves antibody test to get people back to work — Daily Mail
NY records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its deadliest day yet — Al Jazeera
New York’s Cuomo sees coronavirus plateau approaching even as daily death toll hits high — Reuters
Cuomo extends NY lockdown to April 29 despite death rate flattening for a second day – as he raises social distancing fines to $1,000 — Daily Mail
Twenty-two New York bus and subway workers have died from coronavirus and another 1,092 are infected – but the city is STILL running severely reduced and overcrowded services — Daily Mail
One in five NYPD officers call out sick — FOX News
New York City will bury coronavirus victims in public parks in 10-body trenches if the relentless death toll keeps climbing as officials warn the pandemic is like ‘an ongoing 9/11’ for medical examiners — Daily Mail
Michigan sees coronavirus cases almost TREBLE in one week, while deaths in emerging hotspot Pennsylvania soar from 50 to 179 in seven days and Louisiana continues to be battered — Daily Mail
COVID-19 in US: New Orleans hospitals close to breaking point — Al JAzeera
Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington DC are becoming emerging coronavirus hot spots as death toll continues to mount – while Louisiana’s fatalities increase to 477 up by 168 in three days — Daily Mail
Coronavirus wreaks havoc in African American neighbourhoods — BBC
Americans now urged to limit going to the grocery store and pharmacy, health officials say – as US braces for ‘peak death week’ amid the coronavirus pandemic — Daily Mail
Lockdowns, closures: How is each US state handling coronavirus? — Al Jazeera
Donald Trump trashes inspector general who revealed hundreds of hospitals are short of tests and getting masks from auto shops – then smears 21-year civil servant as an ‘Obama appointee’ even though HE promoted her to her latest role — Daily Mail
Inside the 2,500-bed field hospital at the Javits Center in New York City where COVID-19 patients are now being treated ahead of the pandemic peak this week — Daily Mail
Trump and 3M reach deal to allow N95 face masks to be exported to Canada — The Guardian
Coronavirus Survey: Nearly 3 In 4 Americans Think President Trump Should Wear Protective Mask — Study Finds