COVID-19 is now the most affected country with more than 236,000 infections. The virus shows no signs of slowing down, despite the blocking of the entire nation, and experts say up to 200,000 people will die before the pandemic ends.
The death toll in the United States is now well above the number of deaths officially reported in China, where the outbreak first appeared in December.
The Chinese death toll is currently 3,309.
It is feared that the next epicenter is the city of Detroit.
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America’s coronavirus death toll continued to climb to 5,647 on Thursday
The death toll in Michigan doubled in just three days.
Michigan now has the third highest death toll in the United States after reporting an increase in its numbers in the past two days.
New Jersey is the second most affected area behind New York with 355 deaths and 22,255 infections.
New York continues to have the most, with 92,381 infections and 2,373 deaths across the state.
The death toll in the United States is now much higher than the number of deaths officially reported in China, where the outbreak began.
New York City has rushed to bring in more medical professionals and ambulances as the city is forced to put refrigerated morgue trucks on the streets to retrieve the dead.
The neighborhoods outside of Manhattan were the hardest hit, according to a New York Department of Health map that breaks down the city’s coronavirus cases by postal code until March 31.
The map revealed that the poorest areas of the city are the hardest hit by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the rich areas of New York such as Greenwich Village and Brooklyn Heights are not infected at the same level.
Michigan death toll doubled in just three days
The poorest neighborhoods of the city are the hardest hit by the pandemic while the rich neighborhoods of New York such as Greenwich Village and Brooklyn Heights are not infected at the same level
Elmhurst and Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, the South Bronx and East New York in Brooklyn have the largest number of neighborhoods in the city.
New York City needs 3.3 million N95 masks, 2.1 million surgical masks, 100,000 isolation gowns and 400 ventilators by Sunday, said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
At least 2,500 additional ventilators are needed for the health system to cope with the expected surge in cases next week.
The mayor said, “We have to make sure this happens on time. These are all very, very important. “
In New York State, a 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship, 12 operating theaters and a full medical staff arrived in the city on Monday.
It will be used to treat non-coronavirus patients to free up space in city hospitals.
Field hospitals have also been set up in Central Park, the Javits Center and even in hotels like the Plaza and St Regis.
The indoor tennis center that hosts the US Open tournament is also being converted into a hospital.
At least 2,500 more ventilators are needed to help the healthcare system cope with the expected increase in cases next week
Meanwhile, in the UK, a new antiviral drug will be tested in UK patients with moderate or severe cases of Covid-19.
Remdesivir has been hailed as a precursor in the search for an effective treatment for the virus.
About 150 patients will be recruited from NHS centers in England and Scotland to help collect vital data needed to approve the drug.
Developed by Gilead Sciences, it is tested in 15 countries.
Phase III trials in the UK will be supervised by Dr. Andrew Ustianowsik, consultant at North Manchester General Hospital, who said: “I think this drug is promising in the laboratory, and we hope it will also be promising in the UK. ‘man. “