US death toll rises above 7,000

US death toll rises above 7,000

The CDC is recommending that Americans wear cloth masks when out in public, as the number of U.S. deaths linked to coronavirus surpasses 7,000, with over 1,000 deaths recorded in one day, according to NBC News' tally. Globally, the death toll is more than 59,100, NBC News reports with a reference to Johns Hopkins University.

New York, by far the hardest-hit state, is gearing up for its peak number of cases, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo said is expected in four to 10 days. China is donating 1,000 ventilators to the state, and another 140 are coming from Oregon.

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