COVID-19: the US is waiting for a possible second, even more severe, the wave of the epidemic

In the United States, 2,751 people with coronavirus died during the day, which is almost twice the number of those who died the day before — 1,433. The total number of COVID-19 victims in the United States has grown to 45,000.

Almost a third of all victims of the disease are in New York City — 14,877. In the neighboring administrative district of Nassau, 1,390 people died. In third place is the city of Wayne in Michigan (1278).

Since the beginning of the epidemic in the country, the diagnosis has been confirmed in 825 thousand people. The United States ranks first in the world for this indicator.

Meanwhile, according to experts, a second more severe wave of the epidemic is likely in the country. As the head of the Federal Centers for disease control and prevention of the United States, Robert Redfield, told The Washington Post, winter may have to simultaneously face epidemics of coronavirus and seasonal flu, which will be a huge burden on the health system.
The specialist says that the authorities should use the coming months to prepare: it is necessary to maximize the scale of testing for coronavirus and tracking contacts of infected people.
In the world, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, 2,564,515 people were infected with the coronavirus, 177,466 died, and 686,052 recovered.

In Italy, a new increase in mortality from the effects of coronavirus infection was recorded: 534 people died there over the past day (compared to 454 people the day before). The total number of confirmed cases is 183,957, 51,600 people recovered, and 24,648 died. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti announced that by the end of the week he will present a detailed plan for getting out of the quarantine, which will take effect from May 4.

In Spain, 430 people died over the past day. The total number of dead exceeded 21 thousand. In total, there are more than 204 thousand cases of coronavirus infection in the country. At the same time, 31,788 cases are accounted for by medical personnel, according to the Ministry of Health. From April 26 in Spain, children under 14 years old will be allowed to go for a walk accompanied by adults.

In France, another 531 people have died in the last 24 hours. The total number of fatalities is 20,796. “The average age of the victims is 84 years,” RFI quotes the head of the Ministry of health. There are 159 thousand confirmed cases in the country.

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