US Coronavirus death toll tops 30,000

US Coronavirus death toll tops 30,000

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Washington, Apr 16: The death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID19) in the United States has topped 30,000 people, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

The number of deaths in the country currently stands at 30,844, a total of 6,38,111 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. About 2,500 people have died over the past 24 hours, the university said. It said 52,640 people had recovered from COVID-19 in the United States.

The lack of testing capacity has emerged as a signature failure of the Trump administration’s response and now threatens to hamper efforts across the country to plan for an eventual reopening of the economy. On Wednesday, during the first conference call of President Trump’s economic advisory council on reopening the economy, several business executives echoed a cry that health officials and state and local leaders have been making for weeks, according to one participant: The country needs more testing. (UNI)