Coronavirus has killed more than 63,000 people worldwide since its appearance in December in China, including almost three quarters in Europe, and Donald Trump has warned the Americans that the United States, already hard hit by the scourge, is entering a “horrible” period. At least 63,437 deaths have been recorded worldwide, including more than 46,000 in Europe, the continent most affected, according to an AFP report.
In the United States, where the pandemic is progressing rapidly, the number of confirmed cases of contamination exceeds 300,000, and President Trump warned that the United States is now entering “a period that is going to be truly horrible”, with “very bad numbers”. “It will probably be the hardest week,” said Trump during a White House briefing. “There are going to be many deaths,” he added. With 15,362 deaths, Italy is currently the country with the most deaths in the world, followed by Spain (11,744), the United States (8,098), France (7,560) and the United Kingdom (4,313). However, a note of hope came from Italy, where the number of intensive care hospitalizations has decreased for the first time since the start of the epidemic more than a month ago.
With the disease officially under control in China, the United States is poised to become the new front line of the pandemic. In New York City alone, 1,905 deaths have been recorded. The Americans are therefore preparing for the worst, building field hospitals from Los Angeles to Miami, with thousands of additional resuscitation beds and a gigantic hospital ship docked in New York.