According to John Hopkins coronavirus database, Covid-19 killed 1,000 people in the United States within 24 hours on Wednesday surpassing Italy in daily death toll.
John Hopkins University data is derived from the World Health Organization, the US CDC, The European Union CDC and the National Health Commission of China.
Since the virus appeared in the US in late January, over 5,000 people have died of the virus and another 215,000 people have been infected.
Despite the death of 1000 people in a day, experts still warn that the number of deaths per day could double up to 2,200 people by mid April. Coronavirus deaths could surpass heart disease, the US number one killer disease which claims 1,772 deaths per day in the US.
A university of Washington study projects that patients may overwhelm hospitals if the entire population does not join in the fight in restricting the spread of the virus by adhering to social distancing guidelines issued by the country’s health department.
The University of Washington predicts that daily death toll may hit 2,214 mid April and 84,000 total deaths by end of summer.
The White House released data predicting that as many as 240,000 Americans may die as a result of Covid -19.