The number of CCP Virus-related deaths in the United States surpassed 4,000 on Tuesday night, March 31, just one day after hitting the 3,000 mark.
Data from the Worldometer website shows that nearly 189,000 people have been diagnosed with the CCP Virus and more than 4,000 people have died.
The death toll doubled from Saturday evening when the number reached 2,000, and quadrupled from the 1,000-death figure seen last Thursday.
The United States has now surpassed China where the government’s figures are often suspect of being nontransparent and understated. Beijing reported nearly 82,000 virus cases and more than 3,300 deaths as of Tuesday night.
The White House Coronavirus Task Force projected on Tuesday said that the virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, could kill some 100,000 to 240,000 Americans even if the United States keeps stringent social-distancing guidelines in place.
Without any measures in place to mitigate the contagion’s spread, those projections could jump to between 1.5 million and 2.2 million deaths from the CCP Virus.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday told the Americans to brace for a “very, very painful two weeks.”
“We are at war with a deadly virus,” President Trump said in a press briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force. “We’re going to have a really rough two weeks. Our strength will be tested and our endurance will be tried.”
Around the globe, there are more than 850,000 infections and 42,000 deaths. Italy and Spain remain hotspots for the CCP Virus in Europe. Italy has over 105,000 infections and 12,400 deaths, and Spain has over 95,000 infections and nearly 8,500 deaths.
With over 52,000 infections and more than 3,500 deaths from the CCP Virus, France surpassed China on Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.