The United States is responsible for more than a quarter of the global deaths from Covid-19 and more than a third of the total number of people infected with the deadly virus, the latest figures revealed Friday.
The coronavirus pandemic that started from Wuhan City in China in November 2019 has killed more than 195,000 people worldwide and infected more than 27 lakh so far.
The United States, most affected by the coronavirus alone, has the highest number to date; in which more than 9.2 lakh Americans tested positive for COVID-19 and the fatalities on Friday were 51,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In fact, the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is more than the following six countries combined: Spain (219,764), Italy (192,994), France (159,495), Germany (154,545), United Kingdom (144,635), and Turkey (104,912) ).
However, despite the death toll, the death rate in the US is much lower than in other countries, according to Johns Hopkins University.
So far, 51,000 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in the US, followed by Italy (25,969), Spain (22,524), France (22,245) and the United Kingdom (19,506).
In the United States, New York has the highest death toll (17,671) with 271,890 confirmed cases.
However, the US appears to have peaked.
Nationally, the percentage of tests that return positive has declined very significantly, President Donald Trump told reporters at his daily White House news conference on coronavirus.
Last week, about 38 percent of tests in New York were positive; this week that number has fallen to 28 percent. New cases in New York have fallen by 50 percent from a week ago, and fatalities have fallen by 40 percent in the same period, he said.
In Louisiana, the percentage of positive test results dropped from 25 percent to 15 percent in the past seven days alone. As many as 18 states are now showing a drop in some positive tests over the past seven days, which is a very, very important advance, Trump said.
As a result, half of all Americans live in states that have now taken steps to open their economies, Trump said a day earlier, California, Minnesota and Tennessee announced additional plans to restart certain sectors.
“We ask every American to maintain vigilance and hygiene, social distance, and voluntary use of face coverings. We open our country. It is very exciting to see, “he said.
Trump said he spoke to Apple’s Tim Cook and they have a good sense of the market.
“He thinks it will be a V.” The V is sharp up later, because we really get it fully open, ”he said.
Earlier in the day, Trump signed a Paycheck Protection Program and a health-enhancement law that raised $ 320 billion to keep U.S. workers on the payroll.
Of this, $ 30 billion of the Paycheck Protection funds will be set aside for small financial institutions, including minority and ailing communities, providing essential relief to thousands of African American and Latin American small business owners and their employees.
More than 80 million Americans have already received their $ 3,400 payment for an average family of four.
CARES law requires the federal government to send a notice of the benefits that Americans receive; to meet the requirement, the treasury sends him a letter.
It will include the amount of their payment with economic impact, how it will arrive direct deposit, check or prepaid debit card, as well as a message to the nation to let every American know that we are going through this challenge together as one American family and that’s what happened, ”said Trump.
The president found that 184 countries have been affected by the coronavirus and said they are all looking at the US.
“They all watch, they call and they respect what we do so often. I spoke today with the leaders of many countries; they ask if we can send them fans, and I agree, “he said.
The federal government has over 10,000 fans and helps Mexico, Honduras, Indonesia and France.
“We send (fans) to France, we send to Spain, we send to Italy and we will probably spend to Germany if they need it,” he said.
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