(Reuters) – Corona virus cases in the United States have exceeded 500,000, despite evidence that Americans staying in their homes helped reduce new infections, a statistic told Reuters.
The number of cases in the United States with Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, rose by 30,000 to 35,000 cases per day after tests became more available. Globally there are more than 1.6 million confirmed cases of corona with the number of deaths exceeding 100,000 cases on Friday.
Deaths in the United States exceeded 18,600 on Friday, with officials warning that deaths are likely to peak during the week and then decline, with evidence of new cases declining in New York State, the epicenter of the epidemic in the United States.
With many Americans ready to celebrate the Easter holiday on Sunday, Anthony Fuchi, chief expert on communicable disease control in the United States, warned that it was too early to ease restrictions on Americans and said, “Now is not the time to stop.”