More American Deaths From Coronavirus Than American Deaths During World War I or Vietnam
BOSTON – There have been more deaths from the Coronavirus in the last 4 months in the United States than American deaths during World war I or the Vietnam War.
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 64,283 deaths as of noon, May 2, and 1,829 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
In comparison, there were 53,402 American deaths during World War in 1917-1918.
There were 58,220 American deaths between 1964 and 1975 during the Vietnam war,
The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 18,000 deaths in New York.
There were only 4,435 deaths in the Revolutionary War between 1775-1783, and American deaths in the War of 1812 was 2,260.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 1,952 positive cases in the last 24 hours.
Yesterday, Governor Charlie Baker issued an order to require a face covering starting May 6. Click here to read the order.
Since 2020, the state has had 66,263 confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus.
Since the pandemic began, the Commonwealth is now reporting 3,846 deaths.
The Commonwealth reported 130 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
(Editor’s Note: The state report does say the deaths it reports every 24 hours may not have happened in the last 24 hours.)
There is no cure and no vaccine.
This week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker extended the order to keep non-essential businesses closed through May 18.
As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 298,994 individuals.
The state tested 9,358 individuals in the last 24 hours
Last week, the number of COVID-19 cases hospitalized was at 9%.
A good sign it has been at 6% for the last three days. And today, that number is down to 5%.
Another good sign, the number of individuals in ICUs in the state is under 1,000 for the first time in weeks for the last two days.
Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 15,048.
In comparison Berkshire County has just 448 cases.
The United States now has the most confirmed cases worldwide 1.122 million cases as of 4 p.m. May 2.
Worldwide, there are more than 3.4 million confirmed cases.
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The CDC recommended Americans were cloth masks in public.
It is important for residents to continue to practice social distancing.