Washington: US President Donald Trump has warned Americans of the coming week and said that it could one of the most severe ones as far as the death toll from COVID-19 is concerned as there is likely to be a spike in fatalities during the period.
BBC quoted President Trump addressing his daily briefing at the White House on Saturday saying that “there will be death” in coming the days.
He reiterated his commitment to the worst-hit states promising them medical supplies and military personnel to combat the pandemic.
The United States leads the world in terms of the number of the novel coronavirus positive cases as the latest statistics from the John Hopkins University puts the number of patients at 3,11,301.
However, surprisingly President Trump also hinted at easing social-distancing measures for the Easter “We have to open our country again,” said Mr Trump adding that “We don’t want to be doing this for months and months and months.”
US has also witnessed more than 8,000 deaths from the pandemic with the New York leading in the number of fatalities at 3,565 so far.
On Saturday the state of New York recorded 630 more deaths, taking the toll to 3,565