In US, coronavirus death toll rises above 3000; over 160,000 infected
New Delhi : The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic went past 3000-mark in the United States on Monday with more than 160,000 people still infected with the virus.
Out of reported deaths, 540 were reported on Monday itself.
Meanwhile, people in New York and New Jersey lined outside Hudson River to cheer the U.S Navy ship Comfort, a converted oil tanker painted white with giant red crosses, as it sailed past the Statue of Liberty accompanied by support ships and helicopters.
"It’s a wartime atmosphere and we all have to pull together," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was among the dignitaries to greet the ship’s arrival at the Midtown Manhattan pier.
Till date, the US has the most number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, the number is likely to sore with more tests being conducted in the country.
President Donald Trump told a White House briefing that more than 1 million Americans had been tested for coronavirus - less than 3% of the population. While the United States has ramped up testing after a series of setbacks, it still lags countries like Italy and South Korea on a per capita basis.