President Trump is extending the White House's social distancing guidelines for coronavirus until at least April 30th. Speaking at the White House, Trump said the peak of coronavirus deaths could hit in the next two weeks.
While he previously hoped that the country would be re-opened for business by Easter, he’s now prediction that the country will be getting back on track by June 1st. As part of that? Some great news about testing. Specifically, officials say that there's a new test, which can give confirmed results in as little as five minutes.
Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci says there could be up to 200-thousand coronavirus deaths in the U.S., but that he doesn't "want to be held to that” as the coronavirus is a "moving target." Fauci added that the number of cases will likely go into the millions.
Where does the United States stand with COVID-19? At last check, there are just over 143-thousand cases across the United States – with just over 2500 patients succumbing to the illness – though nearly 5-thousand have recovered. Globally, the numbers stand at just over 723-thousand people infected by the virus – with just over 34-thousand dead. On the plus side, more than 150-thousand have recovered.
Source: White House