İrem GÖL -TDO- The United States reported on Friday more than 30,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and over 1,300 deaths in a day for the first time, bringing the American total to more than 273,000 and the death toll to over 7,000. Currently, around the world, there are 1 million confirmed cases. The tens of thousands of new American cases came as President Trump announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that everyone wear a simple, cloth face covering while out in public. However, after he made the recommendation, Trump said the recommendation was voluntary and that he is choosing not to do it.
With New York City the hardest-hit area of the country, contributing over one-third of the nation’s cases and a disproportionate number of deaths, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that hospitals were running short of life-saving ventilators and healthcare workers overwhelmed with the influx of new patients.