Date Published: April 13, 2020
Source: The New York Times
As of Monday afternoon, at least 571,694 people in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 according to a New York Times database. Furthermore, outbreaks in America’s nursing homes continue to increase, with more than 4000 cases of COVID-19 identified by the New York Times. The United States has also now passed the number of reported deaths in Italy.
New York is the hardest hit state with 195 000 cases identified. Hospitals in New York have required emergency shipments of ventilators from Oregon and China and testing supplies from Indiana to meet their current demands. Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City has indicated “We NEED large scale coronavirus testing to get back to a semblance of normal.”
African Americans have had disproportionate rates of COVID-19. Representative Robin Kelly, Democrat of Illinois, said on Twitter, “We know the cause: centuries of health disparities fostered by systemic divestment in community health.”
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Summary by: Jayoti Rana