Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000, with the US having the most confirmed cases and deaths by far, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
In the USA, the death toll crossed 100,000 while its confirmed cases stood at 1,699,933.
Health experts warn that the United States can expect millions more Covid-19 cases and a tragic number of deaths to come, unless the virus takes an unprecedented and unforeseen vector.
"Now we're going toward 50, I'm hearing, or 60,000 people".
"The experience of other countries shows that death at that scale was preventable", said Michaud of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The United States is approaching 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, which is by far the most of any nation and more than one-quarter of all confirmed global deaths from the disease.
Regarding fatalities, the United Kingdom continues in the second position after the USA with 37,542 COVID-19 deaths, the highest fatalities in Europe. Ten days after that- "We're probably heading to 60,000, 70,000".
"So, yeah, we've lost a lot of people", he said during a press briefing in the Rose Garden on April 29.
However, there are also states with high numbers of excess deaths above the COVID-19 reported deaths that do not rank among the top 10 states for reported COVID-19 deaths, including Texas, Virginia, and SC.
The "original projections" Trump appeared to be referring to were from a British study that predicted more than 2 million USA deaths if no social distancing or other mitigation measures were implemented.
In a pair of misleading tweets, he again referred to the British model's projection of up to 2 million American deaths and his decision to halt travel from Chinese nationals to the United States. "That's 15 to 20 times more than we will lose". It has added a similar restriction for travelers from Brazil, effective Tuesday.