Confirmed U.S. Covid-19 death toll reaches 20,000, highest in the world

Covid-19 Update

Much-smaller Italy has still lost more people per capita — roughly 31 of every 100,000 people there have been killed by the virus."

The United States on Saturday has passed Italy for the most confirmed covid-19 deaths in the world, with more than 20,000 fatalities, a figure experts have called “an underestimation.” Much-smaller Italy has still lost more people per capita — roughly 31 of every 100,000 people there have been killed by the virus.

The news comes as Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said he hopes for “a real degree of normality” by November.

Today christians in the U.S. and around the world celebrated Easter at a distance today, with most churches closed and family gatherings canceled amid wide-ranging coronavirus shutdowns.

The U.S. today surpassed 21,600 deaths nationwide from coronavirus, and has overtaken Italy as the country with the most deaths, according toJohns Hopkins University.

In New York, the epicenter of the crisis in the U.S. crisis, Governor Andrew Cuomo emphasized the generosity of an upstate nursing home's ventilator donation as he gave Easter wishes. Saturday's death toll, 758, was a slight drop from Friday's total, which Cuomo said is "reenforcing the same thing — a flattening." But Cuomo refused to discuss a date for reopening the economy, saying "we need to be smart" about the way it is done.

Whats happening abroad

Mainland China reported 99 new coronavirus infections, more than doubling from the previous day to reach a one-month high, as the number of single-day imported cases hit a record, official data released Sunday showed. Almost all the new infections — the biggest daily count since March 6 — involve travelers from overseas. Just two out of the 99 cases were locally transmitted.

Hard-hit Italy recorded its lowest number of new Covid-19 deaths in three weeks, new data suggests, sparking hope that the pandemic's decline could be beginning.

Italian officials reported Sunday a total of 431 deaths over the past 24 hours, the lowest number since March 19.

Whats next?

As many more cases are on the rise and the economy is shuttered from the virus outbreak, people are asking themselves, whats next?

Where do "normal" day to day interactions go from here, how do businesses optimize to thrive in all environments, and most importantly when can we be assured the threat is eliminated and as a global population are no longer at risk to a viral resurgence.

Hopefully over the next few weeks more developments will help the human population gain an insight into...whats next?

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