The death toll from the new coronavirus in the United States has exceeded 80,000. CNN reports that a record number of people have died in the country as of Monday, May 11. In all, more than 1.3 million people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus.
As a single country, the United States has the highest number of deaths from coronavirus. Then there is the United Kingdom. Coronavirus has killed 32,065 people in this country.
Under such circumstances, almost all US state governments are planning to ease the lockdown. Some businesses have been told to partially open. However, such a decision is expected to increase the infection again.
New York became the hotspot for coronavirus infections in the United States. More than 26,000 people have died in this state alone. However, the state has seen a steady decline in infections, deaths and hospitalizations, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
In the last 24 hours, 488 people have been admitted to the hospital in New York due to corona. This is the lowest number since March 19. 161 people have died in the last 24 hours. Which is the lowest since March 26. Cumo thinks the situation is starting to get better in all respects.
New York Governor Cuomo said it would be possible to ease the lockdown in the state from next Friday (May 15). If everyone complies with certain restrictions.
Several state authorities had planned to relax the lockdown since late April. Almost all states will begin implementing the decision to relax the lockdown this week. However, few states still have lockdown restrictions.
The Pew Research Center recently published a survey. It found that two-thirds of people in the United States now expressed concern about the lockdown. However, there have been strong anti-lockdown protests in several states. Thousands of people also took part in it.