In the United States, 18,860 people died as a result of Contracting a coronavirus infection. Such data is provided on Saturday, April 11, by the Johns Hopkins University.
Thus, the States overtook Italy with 18,849 deaths. So the country became the first in the world both in terms of mortality from COVID-19, and in terms of the number of infected people.
According to the University, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the United States reached 503,594, and 29,223 were cured.
The most difficult epidemiological situation is in the state of new York, which has become the epicenter of the disease in the United States. As a result of infection on its territory, almost 8 thousand people have already died, which is almost half of all deaths as a result of the coronavirus epidemic in the country.
Against this background, new York city mayor bill de Blasio decided that schools will not open until the new school year. He said this on Saturday in his Twitter.
Such a decision, according to him, is not easy, but it is correct, since measures of social distance give results.
An outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, occurred in Wuhan, China, in late December. Outside of China, the disease has been diagnosed in patients in more than 190 countries. On March 11, the world health organization (WHO) declared a coronavirus pandemic.
According to the statistical portal Worldometer, as of April 11, more than 1.7 million people were infected, more than 104 thousand patients died as a result of infection, and almost 391 thousand recovered.