Washington – The United States on Monday exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus, with 10,335 and almost 350,000 infected, making it the third country with the most deaths after Italy and Spain, according to the count of the Center for Systems, Science and Engineering ( CSSE) from Johns Hopkins University (Maryland).
The new data is known after President Donald Trump, during his usual daily press conference, made sure that “this will probably be the hardest week, between this week and next, and there will be a lot of death.”
New York, the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, accumulates with these latest figures a total of 4,758 deaths and 130,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to just over 122,000 a day earlier.RELATED
Experts have been cautious about the upward trend in infections and deaths in the United States.
The country’s main epidemiologist, Anthony Fauci, at the press conference with Trump expressed his confidence that “within a week, perhaps a little more, you will begin to see a flattening of the curve and a decline.”
Fauci clarified that the United States cannot be said to have the crisis “under control, because that would be a false statement”, but he believed that the measures to contain the contagion, with more than 90% of the population under orders to stay home, “They are clearly working.”
For her part, Dr. Deborah Birx, who coordinates the coronavirus working group, said that the decrease in the number of confirmed daily cases in Italy and Spain “gives her hope about what the future could be” in the United States, which is “about 12 days” behind the trajectory of those countries.