Meanwhile, the President announced a plan to gradually open the economy.
According to Reuters estimates, the number of deaths from coronavirus in the United States on Thursday exceeded 30,000, while President Donald Trump presented recommendations for opening up the economy.
The US ranks first in the world in the number of cases of infection, and the number of deaths has doubled in just a week.
On Thursday, another 2,200 deaths were reported, while another daily record of 2,507 deaths was recorded on Wednesday.
Seven northeastern states on Thursday extended the quarantine measures until May 15. Meanwhile, Trump announced a plan to open the least affected States by May 1 or earlier.
The restrictions imposed by the United States caused damage to the American economy on a scale comparable to the great depression. Over the past month, more than 20 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits.
As of Thursday, there were 665,000 cases of infection in the country – an increase of almost 28,000 cases per day. On Wednesday, 30,000 new cases were recorded, which was a record daily figure for five days, according to Reuter’s statistics.