US records 1,497 virus deaths in 24 hours – the highest single-day toll of any country so far – with almost half in NYC, as cases rise to 310,000 and total deaths hit 8,500 leaving hospitals overwhelmed

Sunday, April 5, 2020
By Paul Martin

US death toll from coronavirus skyrocketed by 1,497 in one day, taking the death toll to 8,503 and counting
Confirmed coronavirus cases reached 311,632, triple that of Spain and Italy
New York City alone accounts for more than a quarter of the US deaths
Virus took its grimmest daily death toll yet in New York state, with 788 dying in a day
Michigan now has the third highest case count after New York and New Jersey
Detroit has 223 deaths, the most in a US metro area other than New York City

By RACHEL SHARP
DAILYMAIL.COM
5 April 2020

The US set a grim global record on Saturday with the number of deaths from coronavirus leaping by 1,497 in just one day taking the death toll past 8,500.

Almost half of the day’s fatalities were in New York City, where the death toll reached 2,624 and hospital corridors were littered with body bags containing the latest victims.

The US death toll skyrocketed to 8,503 by the end of Saturday, and the number of cases surged by 33,324 leaving 311,632 Americans infected by the killer virus.

This marks the highest number of infections anywhere in the world.

While the death toll in Italy (15,362) and Spain (11,947) is still higher, the US now dwarfs the hard-hit European nations’ infections, with both Italy (124,632) and Spain (126,168) reporting only around a third of the number of infections across the US.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned that the pandemic is ‘like a fire spreading’, as his state continues to be ravaged and ruined by the crisis.

The gut-wrenching death toll comes as:

US infections reached almost three times that of the next hardest-hit countries Spain and Italy
788 New Yorkers died from the virus in 24 hours as the city’s fatalities make up a quarter of the US death toll
New York City prepares to wake up to ‘D-Day’ Sunday, when the Big Apple will find out if its medical supplies are going to hold up as the outbreak reaches its peak
Shocking images show body bags containing the latest victims of the killer virus spilling out into the corridors of the city’s hospitals
The NYPD is on its knees with 18,000 members testing positive and 10 dead
NY Gov Cuomo said the pandemic was like a ‘fire spreading’ as more states emerge as new epicenters
Louisiana has become a key concern with New Orleans patients dying at twice the rate per capita as in New York
Michigan now has more cases that California with 12,744
President Trump told Americans to prepare for the ‘toughest week’ next week
The president also said the NFL would kick off soon and that he didn’t want the country shut down for ‘months and months’

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