Michael Neel, Funeral Director Of All Veterans Funeral And Cremation
Michael Neel, Funeral Director of All Veterans Funeral and Cremation, in full personal protective equipment, looks at the American flag in the coffin of George Trefren, a 90-year-old Korean War veteran who died of coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) in a nursing home in Denver, Colorado, USA. on April 23, 2020. (REUTERS)

Johns Hopkins University updated the figures. As for the number of cases, they confirmed that there are already 936,293. The United States recorded 2,494 more coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to figures reported Saturday night by Johns Hopkins University. The country now has a total of 53,511 deaths, with 936,293 confirmed infections, according to the University of Baltimore count at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday).

Michael Neel, Funeral Director Of All Veterans Funeral And Cremation
Michael Neel, Funeral Director of All Veterans Funeral and Cremation, in full personal protective equipment, looks at the American flag in the coffin of George Trefren, a 90-year-old Korean War veteran who died of coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) in a nursing home in Denver, Colorado, USA. on April 23, 2020. (REUTERS)

The United States is the country most affected by the global pandemic, both in terms of confirmed infections and deaths. The 2,494 figure was a jump from Friday, when the United States recorded the fewest deaths from the virus – 1,258 – in nearly three weeks.

The red zone is still the state of New York, where the number of deaths per day by COVID-19 was 437, 15 more than this Friday, when the lowest number since the beginning of the month was registered. The total of deceased exceeds 17,000. “When you think you are going to have a good day, reality slaps you: 437 deaths yesterday is a slight rebound,” Governor Andrew Cuomo added at a press conference, although he asked to see the “positive side” despite the “horrible” of the news.

The New York authorities are implementing a plan with the neighboring states of New Jersey and Connecticut to do mass tests, trace the contacts of the infected and isolate them, so Cuomo pointed out that the objective is to pass the 20,000 daily tests that They make up to 40,000 every day with the help of the federal government. Efforts are focused on providing specific ‘kits’ for machines that have 300 state labs and expanding test collection sites, so the governor has signed an executive order that will allow some 5,000 pharmacies in the state to perform tests. for diagnosis of coronavirus.

It has also mandated expanding the eligibility criteria for testing to new categories of “front-line” toilets and essential workers, which include dozens of professions, from doctors and nurses to teachers, religious leaders, food delivery people, transit employees and laundry or hardware store workers. “Everyone wanted to get tested but they couldn’t because we had a limited window of eligibility due to limited testing capabilities. By increasing capacity, we must increase the eligibility of emergency workers, health workers and essential employees, because they are carrying the load and are subject to the public throughout the crisis, “he said.

He also announced that COVID-19 antibody tests are beginning today to be performed by front-line healthcare providers at four public hospitals in New York City, including Elmhurst, Queens, which have received a large number of sick with coronavirus and has been “under great stress”.