Pandemic Caused 18 Percent Rise in Deaths in US

Pandemic Caused 18 Percent Rise in Deaths in US

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Official tallies of deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States underestimated the full increase in deaths associated with the pandemic in many states, according to a new study published on Wednesday.

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine's Coronavirus Resource Center, which tracks the virus worldwide, says the total number of cases reported in the USA stands at 2,686,480, an increase over Tuesday's figure of 50,700.

Fauci drew an unfavorable comparison between US and European efforts to control the spread of the virus, noting up to 95% of Europeans were at some point on lockdown compared to 50% of Americans.

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a US Senate committee that the daily surge in cases could more than double if Americans don't start following public health recommendations. About nine in 10 Democrats said they are similarly anxious, a level of concern that has not changed over the past few weeks.

The parents of the one of the victims of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem pizza restaurant in August 2001. "It puts the entire country at risk", he said.

As of Wednesday morning, almost 2.7 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than 127,000 have died, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. Millions have lost their jobs due to business closings, and the economy, after contracting sharply in the first quarter, is expected to crater in the second.

The European Union has excluded Americans from its "safe list" of countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel beginning on Wednesday.

In the November 3 presidential election, Trump will face Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, who on Tuesday ratcheted up his attack on Trump's handling of the crisis.

"It didn't have to be this way".

COVID-19 death reporting discrepancies have decreased considerably in recent weeks as diagnostic testing became more available and awareness of the illness has grown, Weinberger said.

Limited availability of testing and the "imperfect sensitivity" of tests means "there have likely been a number of deaths caused by the virus" that aren't formally recorded.

On Tuesday, New York, New Jersey and CT added travelers from California and seven other states to those who must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

The Republican governor, who has taken heat from health experts for a "cavalier" approach to the health crisis, this week joined other states including Florida and Texas in reversing reopenings of bars, gyms and water parks.

Between March 1 and May 30, the period examined by the scientists, which included researchers from Yale University, there were 781,000 total deaths in the US.

In Texas, where the number of new cases jumped to a one-day record of 6,975 on Tuesday, Houston hospitals said beds were quickly filling up with COVID-19 patients.

"Frankly it scares me", he said.

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