Nurses, elected officials and community members came together to commemorate the final day of nurses week with a vigil in Yonkers, N.Y., on May 12. Europe has recorded about 170,000 deaths, while the US reached more than 100,000 in less than four months. The US death toll now makes up almost one-third of all global deaths from Covid-19.
So far, the United States leads the world in the number of confirmed cases and deaths, with around 1.7 million cases and more than 100,000 deaths.
The first U.S. infection was reported in Washington State on 21 January.
On 20 May, Trump had said that this was a "badge of honour" for him that the United States had the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases. The state's daily death rate began to decline again after spiking slightly over the weekend.
It has been 128 days since the first case of coronavirus was reported on North American soil (an elderly man in the state of Washington).
Currently, the most affected states are NY and New Jersey.
"It's rare that good things happen after an intubation". Case numbers increased in 20 states, last week. "These are the number of new cases that are walking through the door", Cuomo said.
The US is the worst affected country with the maximum number of confirmed cases and deaths.
Though New York and New Jersey continue to be the epicenter of the pandemic in the us - with more than 500,000 cases combined - the disease has touched every state in the union. Britain is third, with 55.64 deaths per 100,000.
The number of deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic has stood at 353,414, while 56 lakh people have tested positive for the deadly virus across the world. The wave of deaths, one-third of which has come from the world's financial capital of NY and neighbouring New Jersey and CT, has had a devastating impact on American economy which has now gone into recession with an unprecedented over 35 million losing their jobs in the last three months. According to Johns Hopkins, the United Kingdom and Italy trail behind the U.S.in virus-related deaths with about 37,000 and 33,000, respectively.
About 1,400 Americans have died on average each day in May, down from the peak of the outbreak in April when 2,000 people a day died on average.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the number of excess deaths as reported by the CDC that occurred from March 1 to May 9, 2020, in each state (except for CT and North Carolina, where data is more limited) and compared it to the state's reported number of COVID-19 deaths over the same period.