Peak US COVID-19 Death Rate Likely in Two Weeks: US Prez Trump

Peak US COVID-19 Death Rate Likely in Two Weeks: US Prez Trump

The Quint
File image of US President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump said Sunday, 29 March, announced that the peak death rate in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic was likely to hit in two weeks and extended "social distancing" guidelines until 30 April.

"Easter should be the peak number," Trump said of the Christian holiday which falls on 12 April.

US President Donald Trump"The modelling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks. "It should start coming down -- and hopefully very substantially -- from that point,"

Trump said that he was extending the government's "social distancing" guidelines until 30 April to "slow the spread" of the virus, which has infected nearly 140,000 in the United States and left more than 2,400 dead.

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