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Coronavirus killed 1 thousand people in the USA in a day — more than flu and lung cancer

On Wednesday, April 1, the United States for the first time recorded more than 1 thousand deaths from coronavirus per day. Thus, daily mortality among those infected has outstripped the two most deadly diseases in the States: lung cancer and flu.

According to the Johns Hopkins University database, by 22:25 the number of deaths per day was 1,040, which is half the previous record set on Tuesday: then 504 people died.

Since the virus first appeared in the United States in January 2020, 215,000 Americans have already become infected, of which 5.116 have died. Some experts are confident that in the coming months the situation will only worsen — and by mid-April, daily mortality will double, to 2,200 fatal cases.

In turn, lung cancer kills 433 Americans every day. During the 2017-18 season, 508 people died of influenza per day, and in 2019 this figure dropped to an average of 383 people.

Although doctors are sure that the number of deaths will decline over the next 3-4 months, many of them are wondering: will coronavirus outbreaks begin to occur in the United States every year, like the flu?

According to Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House’s task force to counter COVID-19, the “next cycle” of the deadly virus could begin as early as the fall of 2020.

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