US’ Coronavirus cases surpass 200,000, with 869 new death
Coronavirus continues to ravaged the United States, with cases now surpassing 200,000, and a record of 869 death in one day.
As at Wednesday, the US has recorded 210,694 cases of Coronavirus and 4,703 death.
There have been at least 869 coronavirus deaths reported in the US on Wednesday, according to a count by CNN Health.
This is the most reported deaths in the United States in a single day since the novel coronavirus outbreak.
New York has become the epicenter of the country’s outbreak with 83,712 confirmed cases and 1,941 deaths so far. When adjusted for population, that translates to roughly 430 known cases for every 100,000 residents.
But experts say those numbers don’t give the whole picture because many cases — including mild or asymptomatic infections — have not been diagnosed.
States have also approached testing differently, leaving many states’ outbreaks on different trajectories.
A more telling number, according to experts, will be the number of people hospitalized with coronavirus.
Those patients have the most serious infections, and one of the biggest concerns during the pandemic is that hospitals will be overwhelmed, running out of life-saving tools such as ventilators.
Between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could die in the coming weeks, according to US government modeling.
The UN secretary-general says the pandemic is the “greatest test” the world has faced since the end of World War II.