Covid-19: US tops 1,000 deaths 4 days in a row

Healthcare workers wheel the bodies of deceased people from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 4, 2020. Photo by REUTERS

Washington, D.C, United States – The United State tops 1,000 Covid-19 related deaths four days in a row last week.

The country had recorded 900 new Covid-19 related deaths on Saturday, while 1,130 deaths were reported on Friday. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, a minimum of 146,460 Americans have died from the virus since the pandemic began.

According to an ensemble forecast published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, models project that there will be approximately 175,000 deaths linked to the virus by August 15. However, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects that there will be around 165,000 US deaths by that time.

Several states of America has reported record-breaking numbers of new cases and deaths in the past weeks. The four states that have reported record-breaking numbers since Friday are:

  • California is leading the nation with the highest number of reported Covid-19 deaths, with 159 deaths on Friday it self – the highest number recorded in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The number comes just after a day the state recorded its new daily record of 157 deaths. More than half of all Covid-19 related deaths in the California comes from Los Angeles County, where a total of more than 4,260 deaths have been reported.
  • Georgia had also broken a new daily case record on Friday with reporting a minimum of 4,813 new coronavirus cases. According to Johns Hopkins, over 165,180 people of Georgia have tested positive for the virus.
  • Oregon on the other hand has reported relatively fewer death compared to the rest of the states. However, this state had also broken a new daily record for Covid-19 related deaths on Friday with nine reported deaths. Those deaths were recorded in people aged 61 years or older. The Health officials of the state reported 396 new cases, bringing the state’s total to more than 16,100 since the pandemic began.
  • Hawaii reported a record number of new cases for the second day in a row on Friday with 60 new confirmed positive cases. Hawaii had reported 55 new cases on Thursday. The state has had a minimum of 1,620 reported infections, according to Johns Hopkins.

“Some of the cases we’re reporting today are associated with existing clusters, known cases and household spread, but others are new, un-associated cases that indicate increasing community spread,” Health Director Bruce Anderson said in a statement.