ImageMembers of the National Guard setting up a temporary morgue in New York on Saturday.Credit...Jonah Markowitz for The New York TimesTop U.S.
officials warn of ‘our Pearl Harbor,’ and some governors grow critical of the federal response.Two of the Trump administration’s top health officials issued grave warnings to the American public Sunday, saying the next week — when the outbreak is expected to reach its peak in places like New York — will be “our Pearl Harbor.”.
“The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment,” said the United States surgeon general, Dr.
Fauci said the mitigation strategies around the country appeared to be having an effect, he pushed back against a suggestion that the outbreak is under control.
He added that because of the delay in the onset of the illness, even if the number of new cases begins to flatten, “the deaths will be about one to two weeks more.”.
The warnings came as governors of a number of states were also appearing on Sunday morning talk shows.
“If they had started in February building ventilators, getting ready for this pandemic, we would not have the problems we are having today and, frankly, very many fewer people would die,” he said.
In New York, which has been hit the hardest, Gov.
Cuomo said at his regular daily briefing in Albany that there appeared to be “a slight plateauing” in the number of deaths related to the coronavirus in the state, which on Sunday totaled 4,159, up from 3,565 on Saturday morning.
The number of cases in the state reached 122,031, up from 113,704 the day before.
In New York City, the number was 67,551, up from 60,306.
Cuomo said New York could be “near the apex,” but he added that “we won’t know for the next few days, does it go up, does it go down.”.
Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global OutbreakThe virus has infected more than 1.1 million people in at least 175 countries.
Esper said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that there were 155 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among sailors aboard the aircraft carrier, and that more than half of the ship had been tested.
On Sunday, the United States surgeon general, Dr.
at the Brooklyn Hospital Center presented their cases to the attending physicians last week speaking in shorthand and at auctioneer-like speed.
This was the week that the coronavirus crisis pummeled hospitals throughout New York City, where deaths reached more than 2,000, as the governor warned that vital equipment and supplies would run short in just a few days.
The mayor pleaded for more doctors, and hospital officials and political leaders said that the situation would get even worse.
The pandemic that has crippled New York City is now enveloping New Jersey’s densely packed cities and suburbs.
The state’s governor said on Friday that New Jersey was about a week behind New York, where the surging coronavirus has brought increasing anxiety among medical workers.
As of Sunday morning, at least 847 people in New Jersey had died of the virus, and 34,124 had been infected.
New Jersey has the nation’s second-highest number of cases after New York, where about 115,000 people have been infected and more than 3,500 have died.
Biden floats the possibility of a ‘virtual convention.’Only days after the Democratic National Committee postponed the date of the presidential convention by a month because of concerns about the coronavirus, Joseph R.
Biden had first called for rescheduling of the convention last week in an appearance on “The Tonight Show.” Democratic officials have said they would be flexible on the format of the convention and follow public health guidance to not spread the contagious disease.
A top Democrat says a new congressional committee’s oversight of the federal response ‘will be forward-looking.’ Representative Jim Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina and the House majority whip, said on Sunday that a special bipartisan committee created to oversee the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic would focus on how it distributes emergency aid rather than how the administration addressed the threat.
Clyburn, who has been tasked with leading the committee, said on CNN’s State of the Union.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week announced the creation of the select committee, which would require a House vote, underscoring the urgency in Congress to keep a close watch on how Mr.
Clyburn on Sunday said the committee would take a narrower focus.
Chinese-Americans, facing abuse, unite to aid hospitals.Even as many Chinese-Americans have weathered racist remarks and some physical attacks over the coronavirus, small groups throughout New York and New Jersey are uniting to fight the pandemic in the United States.
The Long Island Chinese American Association in New York has delivered more than 10,000 masks to three hospitals and nearly 8,000 surgical masks to the Visiting Nursing Service of New York.
The Coalition of Asian-Americans in Private Practice has raised close to $250,000 since January and expects to get 80,000 N95 masks to New York hospitals this month.
Finland, a ‘prepper nation,' has an enviable supply of masks.As some nations scramble to find protective masks, ventilators and gowns to fight the coronavirus, one Nordic country is confronting the pandemic with a large network of medical supplies: Finland.
Two weeks ago, as the country’s coronavirus cases ticked up — by Sunday, the country had recorded more than 1,880 cases and 25 deaths — the health ministry ordered that stored masks be sent to hospitals around the country.
By Sunday, the global coronavirus cases had increased to more than 1.1 million, with over 64,000 deaths.
With more than 130,000 reported cases, however, Spain had the highest number in Europe as of Sunday morning.
The spokesman, Kianush Jahanpur, said 151 people had succumbed in the past 24 hours.
In Jerusalem, Franciscan friars wearing surgical masks and gloves made house calls on Palm Sunday, delivering olive branches to Christians who are self-isolating as a precaution against the coronavirus.
He said the pandemic should focus people’s attention on what is most important: using one’s life to serve others.
Britain had nearly 42,000 confirmed cases and over 4,300 reported coronavirus-linked deaths as of Sunday morning.
In Scotland, 14 residents at a care home in Glasgow died within one week, a spokeswoman said.
India completes its lights-out vigil during the lockdown.As India’s reported coronavirus cases rose past 3,000 and the authorities fanned out to find more infected people who had attended a packed religious gathering in the capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a nine-minute lights-out vigil for Sunday night.
Many health experts say they believe that India has far more cases than reported.
More than 1,000 cases across India — nearly a third of the official total — have been traced to that one gathering, health officials said over the weekend.
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