US COVID-19 death toll rises to 40,000

US COVID-19 death toll rises to 40,000

The US death toll from COVID-19 has risen to more than 40,000 on Sunday, the highest in the world and almost double the number of deaths in the next highest country Italy. It has taken the US 38 days after recording its first fatality on Feb. 29 to reach 10,000 deaths on April 6, but only five more days to reach 20,000 dead. The toll increased to 40,000 from 30,000 in four days.

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 0 months

I notice when it comes to tests, the media like to use per capita to show how the US is lagging behind other countries but when it comes to deaths, they like to use actual numbers. Gotta keep that anti-Trump narrative going!

Correspondent in Virginia
Correspondent in Virginia 0 months

Even though the US has the highest total death toll, when comparing on a per million basis, the US ranks 15th in the world. However, if accurate reporting was coming out of places like China and Russia, I presume that our ranking would accurately be 17th. Which shows that the US response has been pretty much along the lines of every other nation. It's only because the mainstream media is focusing on the total number instead of the more equal factoring that the US looks so bad.

Jayce Crowther
Jayce Crowther 0 months

New York death toll is 18k. Outside of that state and New York City in particular, I'd say the US has done fairly well.

Elaine 0 months

Considering we are claiming to be the richest and most powerful country in the World... and you think 15th ain't too bad. Seriously?

Phil Scott
Phil Scott 0 months

Ignore the population size differential why not.

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