The US recorded an additional 1,500 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University. This is the highest number of deaths in the world since the beginning of the epidemic season.
The number of deaths in the US now reaches 7,406 as of April 4. New York State also had the highest number of new deaths per day, bringing the total to 2,935. The total number of infections in this country is 276,995.
The number of people dying from the epidemic in New York state, the most severe epidemic focus in the US, almost doubled after three days, according to the New York Times.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that he would sign an ordinance giving him the right to distribute ventilators from some hospitals to others that are gravely depleted.
He also called for the redistribution of such a ventilator on a national level, amid New York City fearing that the numbers would be sufficient for the next few days. He reiterated his previous proposal, that when New York passed the apex of the epidemic, he himself would handle the transfer of breathing apparatus to other states that would translate to a peak later.
“I will not let people die because we will not redistribute the ventilator,” said Cuomo, and said that New York state now has more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus.
New York City alone has nearly 50,000 positive cases and more than 1,500 deaths.
The emergency situation of 2,500 beds in the Javits Center, which was originally reserved for patients unrelated to Covid-19, is now accepting Covid-19 patients.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just issued a new guideline that everyone, especially from the epidemic area, should wear face masks like T-shirts, bandana, and non-medical masks. when go out. This is contrary to the previous recommendation that only people who are sick or at high risk wear masks.
On the same day, US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar declared that tens of millions of uninsured Americans would be covered by the government if they were infected with Covid-19.
The CARES Act, passed by the National Assembly, includes $ 100 billion for hospitals, clinics and places that “will be prohibited from charging (Covid-19 treatment) to uninsured people”. Instead, hospitals will be reimbursed by the government.
The latest figure shows that about 27.5 million Americans are uninsured, but that number will increase significantly after 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks, according to AFP.