Trump said that the number of deaths from the coronavirus in the United States will be 60 65 thousand

WASHINGTON, April 18. /TASS/. the Number of deaths in the United States from diseases caused by a novel coronavirus, will be, apparently, about 60-65 thousand people. This was announced on Friday at a press briefing at the White house, U.S. President Donald trump.

“2.2 million people could die in the U.S. from the new coronavirus]. At least, if we did nothing, would be $ 1.6 million [people]. But we did a great job,” said the American leader.

According to him, these efforts improved the predictions of mortality first to “between 100 thousand and 220-240 thousand” people, and then to an even lower level. “I think we will be far below the 100 thousand [dead]. I think that we’re likely to level 60, maybe 65 thousand [dead]“, — said trump.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, which produces estimates based on the reports of the American authorities, the world health organization and other official sources in the US were more than 692 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus, had died 36 727 people.