‘But we did something that’s been pretty amazing. We have 15 people [sick] in this massive country, and because of the fact that we went early. We went early; we could have had a lot more than that. We’re doing great. Our country is doing so great. We are so unified. We are so unified. The Republican Party has never ever been unified like it is now. There has never been a movement in the history of our country like we have now. Never been a movement’.
– trump, at a rally in South Carolina, Feb 28
By late Monday night the number of deaths in the United States from the coronavirus approached 11,000. This number of reported deaths has doubled every 3 or 4 days since mid-March. At this rate, the 100,000 mark will be reached by the end of April.
There are signs in New York City that the peak of the epidemic there has been reached, though. Some models now predict a lower number than the estimated range of 100k- 240k total deaths in the USA by August range (80k or so).