The US has recorded an additional 1,736 deaths and at least 19,351 new coronavirus infections. This is the highest number of deaths recorded in a day since the beginning of the epidemic.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, as of April 7, the US had at least 387,547 confirmed coronavirus positive cases and 12,722 people had died of infection.
At least 19,351 new infections and an additional 1,736 deaths were confirmed on April 7. The number of new deaths recorded is the highest number of deaths per day since the outbreak began in the US.
According to data provided by Johns Hopkins University, the highest number of people who died in the previous day was 1,344 on April 4.
This includes cases in 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories. Wyoming is the only US state to date where no deaths due to Covid-19 have been recorded.
On the same day, New York state, where the disease was worst affected in the US also recorded a record high number of deaths. The state has recorded 731 more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 here to 5,489.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned of a rise in infections and deaths as residents begin to leave their homes.
“The weather has warmed up. People have been indoors for a month and they went out in greater numbers,” Cuomo told CNN .
Earlier, Mr. Cuomo said he was more concerned about the current situation than the next wave of infection.
“I’m not even worried about the second wave. I’m worried about getting out of the situation we are in right now and saving as many people as possible. It will depend on how well we adhere to social distandsing, “said Cuomo.
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