Sections

Home / World News / Coronavirus update: Peak US death rate likely to hit in two weeks, says Donald Trump

Coronavirus update: Peak US death rate likely to hit in two weeks, says Donald Trump

Trump, during a briefing at the White House, also said that he was extending the government’s “social distancing” guidelines until April 30.

Updated: Mar 30, 2020 04:06 IST

By Agence France-Presse, Washington

Peak death rate in US likely to hit in two weeks: Trump (Reuters File Photo )

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the peak death rate in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic was likely to hit in two weeks.

Trump, during a briefing at the White House, also said that he was extending the government’s “social distancing” guidelines until April 30.

“The modelling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks,” the president said.

“Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30th to slow the spread,” he said.



Trump also said he expects the country “will be well on our way to recovery” by June 1 -- dropping his previous target of Easter.

SCROLL FOR MORE NEWS
This site uses cookies

This site and its partners use technology such as cookies to personalize content and ads and analyse traffic. By using this site you agree to its privacy policy. You can change your mind and revisit your choices at anytime in future.