Coronavirus Hits US Hard
United State reports more than 1,800 coronavirus deaths in single day
The US recorded the most coronavirus deaths in a single day with more than 1,800 fatalities reported on Tuesday.
It brings the total number of deaths in the country to nearly 13,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The US has more than 398,000 confirmed cases, the highest number in the world. Global cases have exceeded 1.4 million.
However during a press conference President Donald Trump said the US might be getting to the top of the “curve”.
Meanwhile the city of Wuhan in China, where the infection first emerged, ended its 11-week lockdown.
President Trump press conference on COVID-19
During a press conference on Tuesday, Mr Trump said he was reluctant to discuss further but the US might be on track for fewer deaths than projected.
It was thought that as many as 240,000 people in the US could die in the pandemic, according to the president’s task force.
He also said the US might be getting to the top of the “curve” of the outbreak.
During the briefing, he also attacked the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it had issued bad advice and had been too focused on China.
“The WHO really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric,” he said.
He also said the US would be withholding money meant for the WHO.