It has been confirmed today, April 3, 2020, that the United States has twice as many cases of COVID-19 as any other country. The current amount of reported cases in the United States is 213,600. The country with the second-highest amount of cases in the world is Italy with 119,827 reported. China has a reported 82,802 number of cases; however, many skeptics believe that the actual number in China could be higher due to government censorship.
The New York metropolitan area has coronavirus cases climbing higher and higher each day, and overall has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Many other American cities are seeing spikes in the number of cases including New Orleans, Detroit, and even smaller cities like Albany, Georgia, which spurred infections due to a large gathering of people at a funeral. Recent deaths in hot spots throughout the United States include 239 recent deaths in Seattle, Washington, 241 in New Orleans, Louisiana, 374 in Detroit, Michigan, and 2,397 in New York City, New York. The total deaths in the United States at this time are 6,766 due to COVID-19 related complications.
In a recent press conference on Sunday, President Donald Trump extended social distancing guidelines through April 30th. Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that 200,000 Americans could die even if every citizen in the United States and the government takes proper action to avoid the spread of COVID-19. In New York on early Sunday, a commercial aircraft carrying gloves, masks, gowns, and other medical supplies from Shanghai, China arrived at Kennedy International Airport in the first of what is supposed to be 22 scheduled flights that White House officials have said will funnel dire goods to the United States through early April.
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