- The United States has the world's highest coronavirus deaths
- In New York alone, 14,000 people were killed
- Donald Trump plans to reopen the economy, saying the US has "peaked"
The confirmed coronavirus deaths in the U.S. were over 30,000 on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
According to the tracker, 30,990 people in the country have died of COVID-19 since the global health crisis began.
The United States has the highest death toll worldwide, followed by Italy with 21,645 deaths, although the population is only a fifth of the United States population.
Spain has had 19,130 deaths, followed by France with 17,167.
Nearly 640,000 coronavirus cases have been recorded in the United States, with a record death rate in the past two days.
New York, the epicenter of the country's COVID-19 epidemic, has suffered more than 14,000 deaths across the state alone.
In the meantime, President Donald Trump promised to unveil plans to reopen the US economy later on Thursday, claiming that despite daily record mortality, his country had "peaked" in the coronavirus crisis.
He promises promising quick guidelines and suggests that less affected states could relax the restrictions before May 1st.
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