U.S. Expects Peak in Coronaviruses Cases in New York, New Orleans, Detroit Next Week

By Kurt Stolz on 4 April 2020
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New York City is the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S.

Officials in the United States expect the number of coronavirus cases to peak in some cities in the next six or seven days.

This according to White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Brix, who said that modeling shows New York, Detroit, and New Orleans will reach the peak of their outbreaks in the next six to seven days.

The models include the areas around each of those cities.

Meanwhile, government officials are hopeful that social distancing and other measures can stave off the same level of spread in other areas including in the Washington, D.C. area.

“The next two weeks are extraordinarily important,” Dr. Brix said at the briefing.

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States stands at 309,405, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that compiles and makes available world statistics.  The number of deaths per million members of the population is 25. By comparison, the deaths per million in Spain and Italy are 256 and 254 respectively, although it is only 17 in Germany and 25 in Austria.

“There will be a lot of death, unfortunately,” said President Trump at the same briefing.

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed previous guidance and told Americans to wear face masks including scarves and other non-medical coverings, to prevent asymptomatic patients from spreading the disease.

“This is the moment to do everything that you can,” she said later at the same briefing, “Doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe.”

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