Albany, N.Y. – The coronavirus U.S. death toll now tops 10,000 lives lost. In New York, the hardest-hit state, over 4,700 lives have been lost. With New York’s most recent announcement, the national death total is 10,184. With over 330,000 confirmed infections across the country, the death toll is sure to rise. Many experts have indicated the next few weeks look dim.
During Friday’s “COVID-19 Task Force” Press Conference, President Trump described these next two weeks as “hellish.” The Trump administration has indicated that it expects between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths as part of the coronavirus. Others, like Bill Gates, have argued the death toll may not be that high.
This is a significant change from several weeks ago when Americans were told to expect nearly 1 million deaths. While it is far from great news, this change is good news for a country that is reeling from the effects of stay home orders.
As this virus continues to wreak havoc on our nation, Americans must remain vigilant, and continue to practice safe distancing guidelines to help ease the spread of this deadly, and historic virus.