US records 700 coronavirus deaths in a single day for first time - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

The US government raced to build hundreds of makeshift hospitals to ease the strain on overwhelmed healthcare systems as the United States marked 700 deaths in a single day from COVID-19 for the first time on Tuesday.

2020-04-01 01:20:00 AM

The US government raced to build hundreds of makeshift hospitals to ease the strain on overwhelmed healthcare systems as the United States marked 700 deaths in a single day from COVID-19 for the first time on Tuesday.

The US government raced to build hundreds of makeshift hospitals to ease the strain on overwhelmed healthcare systems as the United States marked 700 deaths in a single day from COVID-19 for the first time on Tuesday.

Nearly half those deaths were in New York state, still the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for reinforcements from the Trump administration, saying the worst may still be weeks away.“This is the point at which we must be prepared for next week when we expect a huge increase in the number of cases. What I asked very clearly, last week, was for military medical personnel to be deployed here,” de Blasio said at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, where a field hospital was being built.

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De Blasio, a Democrat, said he had asked the White House for an additional 1 000 nurses, 300 respiratory therapists and 150 doctors by April 5 but had yet to receive an answer from the Trump administration.All told, more than 3 700 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States during the outbreak, more than the number who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks.

The total confirmed US cases rose to 184 000 up 21 000 from the day before.White House medical experts have said between 100 000 to 200 000 people could ultimately die from the respiratory disease in the United States this year, despite orders in most major cities confining Americans to their homes except for the most necessary outings.

More than 30 states have ordered people to stay at home to contain the virus, a move that has strangled the economy and left millions without a paycheck, at least temporarily.The US Army Corps of Engineers was searching for hotels, dormitories, convention centers and large open spaces to build as many as 341 temporary hospitals, Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, the head of the corps, told the ABC News “Good Morning America” program.

The corps, the engineering arm of the US Army, has already joined with New York state officials to convert New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center into a 1 000-bed hospital in the space of a week. Read more: SABC News Online »

We will suffer a similar fate if we allow our sleeping leaders to fail to be proactive. They were never ready for this pandemic and have been slow to react. We are ohk this side...its jus that bill gates wants to come do sum funny vaccine busines that we dont trust nd they are not happy at all dat africa has such low infection numbers recorded

Good This is frustrating, think about the standard of Africa and ask yourself if Africa will be able to handle this These figures are scary! Keeping us informed 24/7, my public broadcaster🇿🇦.SABC News, Independent and Impartial.✊

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J&J, Moderna sign deals with US to produce possible coronavirus vaccines - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.The US government has cut deals with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Inc and said it is in talks with at least two other companies to expand manufacturing capacity within the United States for vaccines to prevent the new coronavirus even before safe and effective ones become available. As much as we want the antidote is as much as we want to know the root cause of covid 19, it all goes down to deals, sm has hit the jackpot. How can they sign a deal to make vaccines while the US still struggling to make test kits? Pharma & insurance companies will profit greatly on this corona-vaccine. Learn from Rwandans, people first before profit. In SA there's no proactive measures for the nation as yet but already WMC are busy capitalizing on this pandemic.

US dollar rises, but off highs, as Fed measures weigh - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.The dollar rose against the euro and the Swiss franc on Tuesday but was off its highs, modestly pressured by the weight of Federal Reserve measures meant to ensure there was enough liquidity in the global financial system.

US coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest dayPresident Donald Trump told a White House briefing that more than 1 million Americans had been tested for coronavirus - less than 3% of the population. MAGA did this lockDownSouthAfrica will hopefully prevent this 👇 How is a third world country dealing with this better than a super power? Does realDonaldTrump want half his nation to die before he implements the appropriate measures?

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US joins Germany in repatriation plans for citizens in SAPreparations to repatriate US and German citizens are under way as the number of Covid19 coronavirus cases continues to rise in South Africa. It was them who brought it in the first place But the covid situation is worse in their countries than here Any word from Zimbabwe Nigeria Malawi Eitopia etc? Many citizens stranded in South Africa. They wanna go home