Global coronavirus death toll passes 40000

Global coronavirus death toll passes 40000

According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre, more than 4,000 people in the United States have died due to COVID-19 and almost 190,000 have been infected by it.

The toll includes almost 4,500 deaths and 8,400 recoveries as federal, state and local leaders seek to stymy the virus' spread. Almost 3,000 people perished in the attacks carried out by al Qaeda terrorists in the U.S. in 2001.

The death toll of coronavirus in the United States has officially exceeded that of China where the deadly virus broke out.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in a chilling warning, said in an interview on CNN that the U.S. "will certainly have millions of cases of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths before the crisis subsides". Globally, there are almost 860,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and over 42,000 people worldwide have died of the disease.

In recent weeks, the USA has seen a massive surge in the number of cases and is expected to become the new epicenter of the crisis in the coming days, with over 164,700 confirmed cases and 3,170 deaths at the time of writing.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that the city was "tripling" hospital capacity in a bid to get ready for the peak of the pandemic expected in two to three weeks.

If no steps were to be taken, the death toll could range between 1.5 million and 2.2 million, she said. Anthony Fauci, a key member the White House's COVID-19 task force, said on Tuesday that they are examining whether to recommend more widespread usage of face masks to mitigate the spread of virus.

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