COVID-19 Global Death Toll Tops 100k. 18k in US

Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2020) – The global coronavirus has hit another grim milestone.  Deaths around the globe have now topped 100,000 with New York State having more cases than any other country in the world.  Nationwide, the US death toll has hit 18,000 putting America on track to surpass Italy with the highest number of fatalities.  500,000 Americans have been infected.

New York State has had more than 7,800 deaths.  Governor Andrew Cuomo says while the number is heartbreaking, there appears to be some bright signs on the horizon.  The number of people in intensive care has dropped for the first time since mid-March and hospitalizations are slowing.  Still New York saw 777 deaths Thursday.