The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. was closing in on 1 million Sunday, but new cases appear to have reached a plateau, one of the nation’s top experts said.
“Unfortunately, it is a very high plateau,” said Tom Inglesby, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the daily death total in his state, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, fell below 400 for the first time in weeks. When the state does begin to reopen, construction and manufacturing will be in the first wave, he said.
Cuomo’s counterpart in Maryland, Republican Larry Hogan, said President Donald Trump should focus on delivering factual information about the virus to Americans, not f whatever pops into his mind.
And in China, the hot-spot city of Wuhan reported that its last hospital patient had been discharged.
The virus has killed more than 206,000 people globally, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Almost 3 million confirmed cases have been reported, including 963,000 in the U.S., where there have been more than 54,000 deaths.