The Number Of Cases Of Covid-19 Infection In The United States Exceeded 700 Thousand
In the United States, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection exceeded 700 thousand, and 36.8 thousand patients died from coronavirus infection. Such data on Saturday, April 18, leads the American University of Johns Hopkins.
According to the statistics of the institution, which summarizes data from Federal, local authorities and the media, 701,131 clinically diagnosed cases of infection were registered in the United States. In total, 36,997 people died from a new type of infection in the country. 59,434 patients were discharged from hospitals. Currently, the United States ranks first in the world in the number of infected people and the number of deaths.
On April 16, US President Donald Trump announced that 29 States could begin lifting restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus as early as April 17. The head of state said that no new cases of infection were registered in 30% of the territory during the week.
Trump suggested that governors make their own decisions about lifting sanitary restrictions in the regions. The first state to announce the beginning of easing the quarantine regime was Texas.