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US News Coronavirus: nearly 2,000 dead in 24 hours in the United States, glimmer of hope in New York

06:20  08 april  2020
06:20  08 april  2020 Source:   france24.com

US braced for ‘9/11 moment’ as parts of Europe see glimmers of hope

  US braced for ‘9/11 moment’ as parts of Europe see glimmers of hope US braced for ‘9/11 moment’ as parts of Europe see glimmers of hopeItaly, Spain and France saw signs that they are flattening the Covid-19 pandemic curve, but still reported hundreds of people dying each day.

The United States recorded nearly 1,500 deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours , the worst 24 - hour death toll globally since the pandemic It tops the record set by the US on the previous day with 1,169 deaths . The US also far has more cases than any other country in the world with more

New York City suffered its deadliest 24 hours of the coronavirus pandemic as more than 3,500 people have now died in America's largest metropolis In the U.K., Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is battling coronavirus , was taken into an intensive care unit on Monday night after being admitted to

Un patient emmené aux urgences à New York le 7 avril 2020. © Brendan McDermid, Reuters A patient taken to the emergency room in New York on April 7, 2020.

With 1,939 people died in In the past 24 hours, the United States delivered the worst global daily report on the Covid-19 on Tuesday. New York State remains the main focus of the pandemic but the average of new hospitalizations is decreasing, a sign of hope. For his part, Donald Trump has threatened to suspend the American contribution to the WHO.

The United States had, Tuesday, April 7, the worst daily toll in the world since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with 1,939 people died in the last 24 hours, according to the count of Johns University Hopkins. A total of 12,722 deaths have been recorded. The world's leading power is thus approaching the two most bereaved countries to date, Italy (17,127 dead) and Spain (13,798).

Coronavirus: the United States is preparing to experience "a horrible period"

 Coronavirus: the United States is preparing to experience © REUTERS - JOSHUA ROBERTS Donald Trump, April 4, 2020, at the White House. US President Donald Trump said on Saturday evening that the United States would enter "a horrible period" with "many deaths", while showing signs of impatience with measures of social distancing.

Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said that coronavirus deaths hit a new one-day peak in the state , but that hospitalizations were African-Americans are suffering coronavirus infections at disturbing rates in some of the largest cities and states in the United States , emerging statistics show.

The coronavirus continued its march across the US with six people dying after contracting the illness, all of them so far in Washington state . Four more people have died of the coronavirus in Washington state , raising the death toll in the state and the nation to six, health officials said Monday.

The United States alone accounts for more than a quarter of officially declared cases worldwide: 396,223 in total, or 29,609 more in one day.

"America continues to perform more tests than any other country in the world and I think that's probably why we have more cases," President Donald Trump said at his conference on Tuesday. daily press, citing some 1.8 million tests to date in the country. "I know very well that some very populous countries have many more cases than we do, but they do not declare them," he added.

Donald Trump attacks the WHO

The American president also threatened to suspend the American contribution to the World Health Organization (WHO). "We are going to suspend (the payment) of the sums intended for the WHO", he declared before turning back by saying that he only wanted to study this possibility. "I am not saying that I am going to do it but we are going to examine this possibility," he said. "Everything seems very favorable to China, it is not acceptable," he said.

United States: call for help from an aircraft carrier commander confronted with coronavirus

 United States: call for help from an aircraft carrier commander confronted with coronavirus © Paul L. ARCHER / US NAVY / AFP Almost 4,000 sailors make up the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Brett Crozier wrote a letter to the command of the US Navy asking for authorization to evacuate his crew on the island of Guam, in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. The Pentagon refuses to do so for the moment. “We are not at war.

During the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, the first case of COVID-19 in New York State was confirmed on March 1, 2020. As of April 7, 2020, there have been 138

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the largest single day increase in deaths for his state from COVID-19.

The Republican billionaire wrote a particularly virulent tweet against the organization on Tuesday morning. "WHO has really crashed," he wrote. "Strangely, they are largely funded by the United States and yet very focused on China. We are going to take a closer look at the matter," he added.

New York State remains the main focus of the country, with nearly 5,500 deaths - including 731 in the last 24 hours, a record - and 140,000 cases, mainly in New York City, the economic capital today now almost at a standstill.

Encouraging figures

But local authorities have put forward more encouraging figures, such as the average of new hospitalizations recorded in the past three days. "If you look, the three-day average is down, which is good news," said Governor Andrew Cuomo in his daily press briefing. Projections show that "we are reaching a plateau in the total number of hospitalizations," said the governor. "We see the increase and we see that it starts to flatten."

New York welcomes the arrival of a hospital ship, the epidemic is accelerating in the United States

 New York welcomes the arrival of a hospital ship, the epidemic is accelerating in the United States © Provided by Le Point Engaged in a race against the clock to face the peak of the epidemic, New York welcomed the arrival of a 1,000-bed military hospital ship on Monday as the coronavirus quickly spread to the United States, prompting Donald Trump to extend the containment recommendations until the end of April. The USNS Comfort, with a capacity of 1,000 beds and 12 operating theaters, arrived around 10:30 local time (14:30 GMT).

Coronavirus death toll now greater in New Jersey than the number of Garden State residents killed Coronavirus Update: Long Island Now Accounts For 22% Of All Hospitalizations In New York State “Let me put this in a proper yet very sobering context: We have now lost nearly 100 more of our fellow

From Flu to Coronavirus . Dr. Biggerstaff presented his scenarios in a meeting held weekly to model the pandemic’s effects in the United States , Dr Five out of every hundred would need hospitalization, which would mean close to five million hospital admissions, nearly two million of those patients

The mayor of New York, whose schools and most non-essential activities have been shut down since March 16, has also cautiously highlighted some encouraging trends. "It is far too early to draw conclusions", but "in the past two days, something has started to change (...), we see a little improvement in the needs for respirators", this allows hospitals to "last longer," said Bill de Blasio.

The beginning of a slowdown in hospital admissions also seems to be valid for the greater New York region, which extends to the neighboring states of New Jersey and Connecticut, their governors, Phil Murphy and Ned Lamont, said on Tuesday. But all these officials also called on especially not to compromise these first positive signs, and to strictly respect the measures of containment and social distancing which have put an end to this key region for the American economy.

High-risk elections in Wisconsin

Despite these instructions formulated in most American states, elections were held on Tuesday in Wisconsin. Masked and trying to respect the safety distances, voters voted for local elections and the Democratic primary between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who denounced the holding of an election which could prove to be "deadly".

With AFP

Trump speaks to governors over easing of "mutiny" .
© Reuters / EDUARDO MUNOZ The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York - by Maria Caspani and Doina Chiacu Washington (Reuters) - US - President Donald Trump spoke of a mutiny in a dispute with several states over a relaxation of corona measures. You should tell the democratic governors that the film "Mutiny on the Bounty" is one of his favorite films, Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

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