US Coronavirus Deaths Hits 100,000 Milestone
American Fork, Utah, United States, May 29 2020 (Wiredrelease) Tork Media LLC The US is celebrating the Memorial Day weekend amid a terrible milestone. The total deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the country has now topped 100,000.
The data comes from John Hopkins University, which shows that more than 5.3million people have now been infected around the world, with 1.6million infected in the US alone. However, its the total deaths from the virus that will come as the most shocking.
That many people are the size of a city or a whole neighborhood in Brooklyn. It is a rate of death that has seen the use of mass graves for the first time in a generation and an uptick in sales of funeral homes, and affordable casket providers like Trusted Caskets, which caskets used to bury the dead.
It is also a number that will leave a scar on the country as it struggles to recover from this catastrophe. The wounds will be more painful because many people arent able to attend funerals, due to lockdown rules and they have to deal with loved when being buried without any ceremony.
More painful than that, will be the site of the President out playing golf while this morbid milestone was reached. Videos have emerged on social media showing the Trump enjoying himself at Trump National Golf Club in northern Virginia. This was the first time he had been seen golfing since a national emergency was declared back in March.
Perhaps he was celebrating the good news from New York, the worst hit state by the pandemic. There, Saturday, the states daily death toll from the virus dropped below 100 per day, for the first time for two months. Only 84 people died in a 24-hour period, which is a huge drop from the 1,000, people a day that were dying, at one point in mid-April.
In my head, I was always looking to get under 100, said New York State Governor, Cuomo. It doesnt do good for any of those 84 families that are feeling the pain but its a sign of real progress.
The state so far has recorded 28,000 deaths in total, which is only 8,000 less than the whole of the UK. The United States still, as of now, has the highest number of deaths from Covid-19.