United States death toll from COVID-19 now higher than China's

Bulgaria The COVID-19 Death Toll in the US has Exceeded 4,000 People

The United States has recorded the most number of coronavirus deaths in a single day.

An increasing death toll across both Western Europe and in the U.S. was a major contributor to the somber milestone. Almost 3,000 people perished in the attacks carried out by al Qaeda terrorists in the U.S. in 2001.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in a chilling warning, said in an interview on CNN that the United States "will certainly have millions of cases of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths before the crisis subsides".

In the U.S., about 3,550 people have died, about 250 more than China's official number.

The US is also the country with the highest confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world, with 175,067 cases.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that the USA was headed for a "tough two weeks" and advised people to be prepared for the "hard days" ahead. "But when we get in a situation where we have enough masks, I believe there will be some very serious consideration about more broadening this recommendation of using masks", the nation's top infectious disease expert said. "But this is going to be a very painful, very, very, very painful two weeks", Donald Trump said.

If no steps were to be taken, the death toll could range between 1.5 million and 2.2 million, she said.

Dr Anthony Fauci, from the National Institutes of Health, said a second wave was likely "given the pervasiveness of this infection and its transmissibility".



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