As of Monday (Apr 6), the US death toll reached a grim milestone of over 10,500 coronavirus deaths, with over 355,000 confirmed cases, per data via Johns Hopkins University.
Wholly, the site’s dashboard shows at least 10,524 deaths at the time of writing this article, with 356,942 confirmed cases — the most reported across all continents.
Per the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the current COVID-19 death toll surpasses the total number of battle deaths from six U.S. wars combined — 9,961 from: The American Revolution; War of 1812; Mexican War; Indian Wars; Spanish-American War; and Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
While the U.S. leads the world in total confirmed cases, Italy still leads with total deaths, showing 16,523, and Spain with 13,169.
Currently, the worst-hit U.S. state remains New York, with more than 130,000 cases and 4,658 deaths.
Just two days prior to hitting the 10,000 mark, President Donald Trump stated that the coming week would be “one of the toughest weeks” of the outbreak. He added, “There’s going to be a lot of death, unfortunately. There will be a lot of deaths.”