Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key expert on the White House coronavirus task force, told CNN Sunday morning that he estimates the USA could ultimately see 100,000 to 200,000 deaths from the virus and millions of cases overall.
Furthermore, the number of people considered healed across the country (1,590) has never been so high in a daily report. In the USA, the government's top infectious-disease expert warned that smaller cities are about to see cases "take off" the way they have in New York City.
"I love you", she told him.
"Anyone who says this situation is a New York City-only situation is in a state of denial".
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio asked the federal government to deliver 400 more ventilators and warned that the city will run out of masks, gowns and other supplies in a week if they don't get reinforcements.
´We are on the verge´.
Dr Mike Ryan who leads the WHO's health emergencies programme said that that the peak went up and down in Wuhan before it was clear if it was reached.
Dr. Deborah Birx, head of the White House coronavirus task force, said parts of the country with few cases so far must prepare for what's to come.
Medical personell and patients at a newly set up intensive care unit for the treatment of Coronavirus Covid-19 in a hospital in Brescia, Italy.
"It's abysmal", said Andrew, a psychiatry resident in a NY hospital who spoke on condition his name be changed.
The United States now has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world, at 122,666, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. Italy still had the highest death toll, with almost 10,800.
In the USA, an about-face by President Donald Trump on quarantining NY highlighted the panic and confusion unfurling across many parts of the world trying to contain the virus.
"A quarantine will not be necessary", Trump tweeted, about eight hours after he stunned the NY metropolitan region, the epicentre of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, with a proposal to place it under quarantine to prevent residents from leaving.
Spain also reported 812 new deaths in the last day, raising its overall fatalities from the virus to 7,300.
Britain's National Health Service said EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic were asking cabin crew who have been laid off - especially those with first aid training - to see if they would work in makeshift hospitals under the supervision of doctors and nurses.
"The picture has improved a lot over the past four days", Lombardy's chief medical officer Giulio Gallera said. Two modified TGV high-speed trains carried 36 patients from Mulhouse and Nancy toward hospitals along France's western coast, where the outbreak has been limited so far. The U.S. reported over 140,000 infections and more than 2,500 deaths, with New York City the worst hot spot. Moscow on Monday imposed strict isolation measures after many residents ignored official requests to stay indoors.
More than 710,000 cases of the novel coronavirus have been officially declared around the world since the outbreak began late past year, according to the Johns Hopkins tally. China was first out of the gate and the early "leader" surging to about 82,000 cases and 3,308 deaths.
Officials say the biggest threat to public health is now imported cases.