Over 80,000 Americans are now dead from Coronavirus

May 12, 2020
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Medical personnel remove a body from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center to refrigerated containers parked outside, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

More than 80,000 Americans are now dead from the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the United States and leaving tears everywhere.

According to Johns Hopkins University’s tally of cases, at least 80,087 people have died from coronavirus in the US.

The first known US coronavirus-related fatality was Feb. 6, 95 days ago.

However, President Donald Trump says the US is now conducting 300,000 tests per day and will hit the 10 million mark for total tests this week.

According to the Covid Tracking Project, a non-profit charity, the US conducted an average of 248,000 daily tests in the first week of May.

However, prominent public health researchers at Harvard University say at least 900,000 daily tests are needed before the US should reopen.

As of this week, the US has tested only 2.75% of its 330 million population, and no state has tested 10% of residents.

In over a dozen states where lockdown measures have been relaxed, including Texas, South Carolina and Arizona, less than two percent of residents have been tested, BBC reports.

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