Covid-19: Americans urged to prepare for “saddest” and “most difficult” week

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NEW YORK: With disastrous warning from US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, the country has prepared for the “saddest” week to come, even as it sees glimmers of hope in the downturn. new cases and deaths in the epicenter of the New York coronavirus pandemic and a reduction in Washington State where it started.
Referring to two historic events in Canadian history, Adams said on Sunday: “It will be our time in Pearl Harbor, our time of September 11, but it will not be located. It will happen across the country. ”
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Delivering his warning at the start of the week, when Christians commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, he told a FOX News interviewer: “It is tragically appropriate that we are speaking at the start of Holy Week, because it will be the most difficult and frankly the saddest week in most Americans’ lives. ”
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States reached 337,638, or about a quarter of 1,275,856 infections worldwide, while the death toll in America was 9,647.
There was now concern that cases would escalate in other parts of the country, even as its rate of increase drops in New York and other regions that experienced the first peaks.
Last week, Michighan, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Florida recorded a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases.
But Adams also said, “I want the Americans to understand that, as difficult as this week is going to be, there is a light at the end of the tunnel if everyone does their part for the next 30 days.” ”
A positive sign came from New York, where the number of new deaths rose from 630 Friday to 594 Saturday, and new cases from 10,841 Friday to 8,327 Saturday, according to state data.
New cases from New York have shown even greater rates of decline, from 3,905 Thursday to 3,250 Friday and 1,091 Saturday. More on Covid-19

Adams also pointed to two other states where progress has been made: “We see Washington, in fact, where this pandemic started, doing a much better job. California’s trajectory has stabilized. ”
Washington got it right for Governor Jay Inslee to send ventilators to New York for his patients.
California and Washington have imposed home stay restrictions before New York.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said earlier on Sunday that he will be the “dividing line” in the fight against COVID-19, as we must prepare for what we are planning for a huge increase. ”
Even if the decrease in the daily rate of increase continues, the total number of patients, which amounted Sunday evening to 123,160 for the state and for the city alone at 67,551, will continue to increase, but with daily numbers weaker.
On Saturday, Trump ordered 1,000 military doctors and other medical professionals to travel to New York to build capacity, where field hospitals have been set up and a hospital ship has been docked.
One thing that stands out in the pandemic is the differences in the death rates of the United States and European countries like Italy and Spain.
The United States with 337,638 confirmed cases has 9,647 deaths, while Italy with 128,948 has 15,887 deaths, and Spain has 12,641 deaths from 131,646 cases.

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