The number of deaths from the Corona pandemic in the United States reached 50,000, which is twice the number of deaths from the virus ten days ago and the highest in the world.
According to the statistics, about 875,000 Americans have been infected with the highly contagious respiratory disease (Covid 19) caused by the virus, and about two thousand people died of the disease daily this month.
The true number of cases is believed to be higher as US public health officials warn that a lack of trained workers and materials has limited the ability to conduct larger-scale tests.
Deaths are likely to be higher as most states only count deaths in hospitals and care homes and do not include those who died in the home.
About 40 percent of deaths in New York State were the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, followed by New Jersey, Michigan and Massachusetts.
The number of deaths due to the virus in the United States now exceeds the total number of American deaths in the Korean War (1950-1953), which reached 36516.
It also exceeds the number of deaths due to seasonal influenza in seven out of nine seasons in the recent period, according to the data of the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Flu deaths ranged from 12,000 in 2011-2012 to 61,000 in the 2017-2018 seasons.
The American centers say that deaths in the US virus are much lower than those caused by the Spanish flu that began in 1918 and claimed the lives of 675,000 Americans.
Globally, the virus has killed nearly 190,000 people since the outbreak began in China late last year. The United States, which has the third largest population in the world, recorded twice the number of deaths in the countries worst affected, Italy, Spain and France.
The United States ranks ninth on the basis of death to population.
The United States recorded 1.5 deaths for every 10,000 people. Belgium ranks first with more than five deaths per 10,000 people, followed by Spain, Italy, France and Britain.