More than 1,057,800 people in the United States have been infected with COVID-19 and at least 61,700 have died, according to a New York Times database. More than 1,000 additional deaths have been announced every day since April 2.
Stay-at-home orders remain in effect in many states, Americans have been told to wear face coverings in public and true normalcy remains a distant vision.
So far, 80% of patients experience a mild form of the illness, which can include a fever and pneumonia, and many of these cases require little to no medical intervention. That being said, elderly people and those with underlying conditions such as diabetes or heart and lung issues are the most vulnerable.
Deaths and hospitalizations seem to be going down in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, April 30. On Wednesday , 330 people died in New York, which was the lowest daily-death number since March 30. There are now fewer than 12,000 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in New York, down nearly 40% from mid-April when 19,000 patients were hospitalized.