April 5, 2020
US COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches More Than 8,000
The continuing outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States made the country record its highest death toll with more than 8,400 fatalities already.
US is likewise recording the highest confirmed active cases with 311,357.
Due to the continuing outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 worldwide, one of the most affected countries is the United States of America. To date, it already reaches 8,452 death toll (based on the information shared through WHO website) and the American government is expecting more fatalities in the coming weeks.
Besides the increasing numbers of positive cases, US is also looking at increasing numbers of unemployed Americans. According to the report through bbc.com, the unemployment rate is nearly 6.6 million and this is a huge concern for US President Donald Trump.
The Trump administration is taking the situation seriously because they needed to contain the increasing death toll through closely monitoring the implemented social distancing guidelines they created.
As detailed online, the White House leader said that the government has enough fund to purchase the necessary medical supplies they need. Trump revealed that they have prepared almost $16 billion to complete the purchase, despite some reports revealing that there are inadequate supplies.
The main supplies include gowns, facemasks and ventilators for patients who have breathing difficulty.
Due to the increasing numbers of fatalities each day, US Vice President Mike Pence revealed his worry about the possibility of experiencing the same situation with Italy. According to the reported news, he warned the government about the increasing death toll that is over 15,000 already and this is a serious matter to consider.
The good news is that the number of recovered patients are 14, 825.
Aside New York of being the most affected state with 113,704 confirmed cases. Followed by New Jersey with 29,249 confirmed cases and 646 fatalities, next is Michigan with 12,260 active cases and 479 fatalities, while California has 11,446 active cases and 285 fatalities.
New York does only raise concern on its increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and fatalities. The second most populated state in America is also looking at the increasing unemployment rate here.
In addition, the authorities are having trouble in implementing a strict social distancing because of the huge number of low-earners people living in New York.
“While we are practising as a city, social distancing, you may have multiple families living in a very small apartment. And so it’s easy to understand why there’s a lot of transmission of Covid occurring,” Dr Mitchell Katz said as published through BBC online.
Dr. Mitchell Katz is the current head of New York City Health and Hospitals.