According to a Reuters balance sheet, US coronavirus deaths on Saturday exceeded 19,600, the highest number reported in the world, although there are signs that the pandemic could be at its peak.
Italy has the second most frequent deaths with 19,468 and Spain in third place with 16,353. The United States has five times the population of Italy and almost seven times the Spanish population.
In the United States, the epidemic has had the highest number of deaths, with approximately 2,000 deaths per day for the past four consecutive days.
Public health experts have warned that the number of deaths in the U.S. could rise to 200,000 in the summer if unprecedented home-stay orders that close shops and keep most Americans home are canceled after 30 days.
Home stay orders placed in 42 of the 50 states in the past few weeks have had a major impact on American trade. Some economists predict a job loss of up to 20 million by the end of the month and raise questions about how long business closings and trips last. Restrictions can be maintained.
There were more than 1.6 million confirmed cases worldwide, with deaths exceeding 103,000.
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