The U.S. demise tally from the coronavirus pandemic spiked beyond 3,000 Monday, the deadliest day but in the nation’s heightening crisis. At the same time, New York welcomed the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope within the metropolis’s desperate fight.
In a grim new milestone marking the spread of the coronavirus, complete deaths across the U.S. hit 3,017, along with at least 540 on Monday, and the posted cases spiked to over 163,000, in response to a tally.
People in NY and NJ lined both sides of the Hudson River to cheer the U.S.Navy ship Comfort, a transformed oil tanker painted white with giant red crosses, as it sailed beyond the Statue of Liberty accompanied by support ships and helicopters.
The Comfort will treat non-coronavirus sufferers, along with those who require surgery and critical care, to free up different resources to combat the virus, the Navy said.
Hospitals in the New York area have been overwhelmed with patients affected by COVID-19, the respiratory sickness caused by the virus. Delegates have appealed for volunteer healthcare workers.
The U.S. has the most positive cases in the world, a quantity that’s likely to jump when assessments for the virus become more widespread.
President Trump told a White House briefing that more than 1 million Americans had been tested for COVID-19 – less than 3% of the inhabitants. While the U.S. has increased testing after a series of setbacks, it still lags nations like South Korea on a per capita basis.