US coronavirus death toll increases to 1,300 and experts warn of 12 American hotspots that could spread the epidemic across the entire nation

Friday, March 27, 2020
By Paul Martin

Data shows other cities in U.S. – including New Orleans, Miami and Chicago – are seeing cases surge
A total of 12 states have already surpassed 1,500 cases each – no area outside Hubei in China reached that
Figures suggest the pandemic will reach all corners of the nation as Trump suggested an Easter lockdown lift
As hotspots emerge across the country, epidemiologists at the University of Washington predict more than 80,000 Americans will die in the next four months if medics do not get the resources they need.
The United States now has the most coronavirus cases in the world with 86,038 infections and 1,300 deaths
Figures released Thursday show the US has overtaken China and Italy with the number of confirmed cases
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By LAUREN FRUEN
DAILYMAIL.COM
27 March 2020

The United States now has the world’s biggest coronavirus outbreak with more than 86,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in America and a death toll of 1,300.

America is now recording more new coronavirus cases per day than anywhere else in the world, although Italy has a higher fatality rate and has recorded far more deaths at 9,134. China has recorded 81,340 coronavirus cases and Italy 80,589.

Data shows a surge of coronavirus hotspots in America where cases are outstripping the origin of the pandemic, Wuhan. New York City recorded 365 deaths Thursday, up from 280 Wednesday.

Cities including New Orleans, Miami and Chicago each have more than 1,500 cases – unlike China where no area outside Hubei ever reached that. A total of 12 states have already surpassed 1,500 cases each.

The figures suggest the pandemic will reach all corners of the nation as Donald Trump repeated his calls to see the lockdown lifted by Easter. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Trump developed the Easter date as a goal to give people ‘hope.’

As hotspots emerge across the country, epidemiologists at the University of Washington predict more than 80,000 Americans will die in the next four months if medics do not get the resources they need.

New figures released on Thursday show that the US has overtaken China and Italy with the number of confirmed cases in the global pandemic. Forecasts show there could be thousands of deaths a day.

Figures show that a week after the tenth death New York’s toll doubled nearly every 1.5 days; the worst-hit region of Italy, Lombardy, saw a doubling every three days. Cases have also accelerated at a faster rate in the US, than in Italy, Newsweek reports.

The Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned: ‘We could be worse than Italy if we don’t participate in these 15 days to stop the spread.’

Jeremy Konyndyk, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, said: ‘China had a bonfire in Hubei but was stamping out sparks everywhere else. We’ve now got a bonfire in NYC and campfires almost everywhere else — and all still shooting out sparks.’

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