US Records Highest Single-Day Death Toll With 1,480 Deaths
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 04, Apr 2020, 19:31 pm IST | UPDATED: 04, Apr 2020, 19:31 pm IST
Delhi: As Covid 19 virus hotspots kept shifting globally from China to Italy and then the United States, it has been reported that the US saw its single largest deaths with nearly 1,480 people died fighting the disease.The numbers are estimated between Thursday and Friday, as per to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the worst 24-hour death toll globally since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic, according to an agency report.With 1,480 deaths counted between Thursday and Friday, according to the university's continuously updated figures, the total number of people who succumbed to the pandemic in the United States has now touched 7,406.
The grim numbers amid the spike in the number of cases around the world have crossed one million, with deaths topping 53,000 globally.
In a White House briefing, US President Donald Trump said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been urging people to wear face coverings like scarves or homemade cloth masks
The White House has projected between 100,000 to 240,000 people in the US will die from the coronavirus pandemic if social distancing measures continue to be followed.
Even as the world continues reeling under the effect of the deadly disease more than half the planet is surviving in some form of lockdown as the virus continues to spread rapidly and claiming lives at an alarming pace with the US, Spain and the United Kingdom fighting the pandemic.
The death toll has also hit the economy of various nations with more than 10 million Americans being unemployed in just two weeks. Roughly 90 per cent of the US population is under stay-at-home orders.
The pandemic will cost the world economy as much as $4.1 trillion - or nearly 5 percent of all economic activity, the Philippines-based Asian Development Bank observed. World leaders have offered huge financial aid packages to deal with the crisis, and the World Bank had approved a plan to roll out $160bn in emergency cash over 15 months.