The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has assured this Friday that the fatalities caused by the pandemic of the new coronavirus on American soil will remain "hopefully" below the 100,000 dead figure.
"Hopefully we will get to stay below the 100,000 lives lost, which is, however, a horrible number," Trump said, in an act at the White House. "It is a terrible thing. Could have stopped. It should have stopped at the origin but it was not done, "he said.
On Monday, the US president said that the coronavirus pandemic would leave between 65,000 and 70,000 dead in the United States, above the previous forecast of fatalities made by the US president.
The latest assessment of the new coronavirus pandemic in the United States amounts to more than a million infected people and more than 64,000 fatalities, according to official data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.