The United States has the most COVID-19 cases in the world by far, with over 337,000 confirmed cases, but this next week will be the worst that they will face over the course of the crisis, according to Surgeon General Jerome Adams.
As of Monday morning, the US has a total of 337,637 confirmed coronavirus cases, 9,647 deaths, and 17,578 recoveries, including more than 3,000 deaths in New York alone, according to Johns Hopkins data.
With a rise of roughly 30,000 cases per day in America, here is a look at their curve of cases, as well as Italy’s and China’s respective curves:
And, as reported by Al Jazeera, the rising death tolls in New York, Washington, Michigan, Illinois and Louisiana are just signs of what is to come, according to the experts.
US Surgeon General, Jerome Adams gave a particularly harrowing interview with Fox News regarding the country’s state of affairs.
“This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly. This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localised,” Adams said on Sunday.
The grim news in the US coincides with glimmers of hope emerging out of Europe. According to Al Jazeera, “Italy’s death toll [is] at its lowest in more than two weeks and its infection curve finally on a downward slope. In Spain, new deaths dropped for a third straight day.”
It was also confirmed by the BBC that UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who tested positive for coronavirus 10 days ago, has been admitted to hospital.
As of Monday morning, there have been 1.275 million confirmed cases of coronavirus globally, with 69,498 deaths and 262,985 recoveries.