Coronavirus: Trump Predicts Death Surge In Coming Week As Cases Pass 300,000


US President Donald Trump has warned Americans to prepare for the “toughest week” of the coronavirus pandemic yet, predicting a surge in deaths.

At his recent daily briefing, Trump said “there will be death” in a grim assessment of the days ahead.

President Trump giving a candid assessment of what lies ahead for the US in the coming weeks, said;

This will be probably the toughest week between this week and next week, and there will be a lot of death, unfortunately, but a lot less death than if this wasn’t done.

He sought to reassure the worst-hit states, like New York by promising medical supplies and military personnel to combat the virus.

To support states, Trump reassured that his administration would be deploying a “tremendous amount of military, thousands of soldiers, medical workers, professionals”.

He expressed that;

The military personnel will soon be advised of their assignments. 1,000 military personnel are being deployed to New York City.

But in contrast to his warning, Trump however suggested easing social-distancing guidelines for Easter.

Trump at a news conference at the White House on Saturday said;

We have to open our country again. We don’t want to be doing this for months and months and months.

His call to relax restrictions came on the day confirmed coronavirus infections in the US surpassed 300,000, the highest number in the world, BBC reports. 

As of Sunday afternoon, there are 311,656 cases and almost 8,500 deaths from Covid-19 in the US, with most in New York, the epicentre of Coronavirus.

New York state has recorded 630 more deaths, another daily record that takes its toll to 3,565.

With more than 113,000 Coronavirus cases, New York State is now close to having more cases than the whole of Italy which currently has 124,632 cases.

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