New York, Michigan and Louisiana are expected to experience an explosive increase in their death toll. Despite this, some governors resisted the implementation of home stay orders, and some churches celebrated Palm Sunday.
He said, “It will be the hardest and saddest week in the lives of most Americans, quite frankly.
“It’s going to be our time in Pearl Harbor, our time of September 11, only it’s not going to be located, it’s going to be happening across the country.
“And I want America to understand that. “
Some churches have flouted orders to stay at home and have organized large gatherings on Palm Sunday.
Pastor Tony Spell has called his worshipers to mass in Louisiana after being imprisoned last week for holding services.
The Spell’s Life Tabernacle mega-church in a suburb of Baton Rouge brought hundreds of worshipers together for prayer.
“They would rather come to church and worship as free people than live as prisoners in their homes,” Spell told reporters.
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White House medical experts predicted that between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could be killed during the pandemic.
President Donald Trump has told Americans to expect a death toll that could easily overshadow casualties during the Vietnam War.
“We are coming at a time that is going to be very horrible, probably a time like we have not seen in this country.
“We’re getting to the point where it’s really going to be really bad numbers. “
New York reported that deaths in the state have declined slightly from the increase in recent weeks.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that new hospitalizations have dropped 50% in the past 24 hours.
He warned that it was not yet clear whether the crisis was reaching a plateau in the state.
“The coronavirus is really vicious and effective in its action, it is an effective killer. “