Washington: According to Johns Hopkins trackers, the United States recorded nearly 1,500 deaths between Thursday and Friday as a result of COVID-19, the world’s worst 24-hour death toll since the pandemic began.
According to continuously updated data from the university, there were 1,480 deaths between Thursday 8:30 PM (3030 GMT) and Friday at the same time. According to the university’s continuously updated data, the total number of deaths since the onset of the pandemic in the United States was 7,406 people.
– Americans urged to wear masks –
The United States last Friday recommended that all Americans wear public masks to prevent new coronavirus infections, fearing that this disease, which has already infected a million people worldwide, can be transmitted through normal breathing.
This suggestion was made because the United States set a new record of COVID-19 deaths in one day, with 1,480 deaths, the largest number of countries since the start of the pandemic. This is the previous day’s record of the United States, with 1,169 deaths.
President Donald Trump said the government recommends that all 330 million Americans wear non-medical masks in supermarkets and other places for a period of time.
Trump told reporters, “This is actually voluntary.” “You don’t have to do it, I choose not to do it, but some people may want it, it doesn’t matter.”
American surgeon Jerome Adams said this decision was made because many people with this virus have no symptoms, but he warned that keeping people at bay is “social alienation.” “It is still crucial.
Before announcing the issue, Anthony Fauci, who heads the government’s scientific response, backed a recent scholarship that found SARS-CoV-2 can be suspended in the ultra-fine mist that forms when people exhale.
Research shows, “Even if people just talk instead of coughing and sneezing, the virus can actually spread,” Fossi said on Fox News.
The National Academy of Sciences sent a letter to the White House on April 1, summarizing the latest research on the subject and saying that there is no definitive conclusion, but “the result … consistent with the atomization of the virus at normal breathing ‘.
Since the virus was first discovered in China in late December last year, health experts have said it was mainly spread by coughing and sneezing.
The US proposal could exacerbate the shortage of masks that the United States and Europe have relied heavily on to import masks from China.
Trump urged Americans to “make something” or use scarves to preserve clinical masks for health professionals and patients.