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US reported its deadliest day for coronavirus patients as states reopen

CNBC: “The United States just had its deadliest day on record due to the coronavirus as states across the country begin to ease restrictions meant to curb the spread of the virus, according to data published by the World Health Organization.  The U.S. saw 2,909 people die of Covid-19 in 24 hours, according to the data, which was collected as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday. That’s the highest daily Covid-19 death toll in the U.S. yet, based on a CNBC analysis of the WHO’s daily Covid-19 situation reports. Before May 1, the next highest U.S. daily death toll was 2,471 reported on April 23, according to the WHO. State officials have previously warned that data on Covid-19 deaths are difficult to analyze because they often represent patients who became ill and were hospitalized weeks ago…”

See also The New York Times – Coronavirus Live Updates: Models Project Sharp Rise in Deaths as States Reopen – “An internal Trump administration report expects about 200,000 daily cases by June. The White House bars coronavirus task force officials from testifying to Congress without approval…”

See also Medium – Relaxing All Social Distancing Behaviors Now Is a Huge Mistake – The consequences of our actions in May won’t be felt until June

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