The number of CCP Virus-related deaths in the United States doubled in the span of two days, hitting 2,000 on Saturday evening, March 28, based on reporting from state health departments.
It took nearly a month for the death toll to reach 1,000 by Thursday, which means that another 1,000 people died in a two-day reporting period.
The Associated Press citing Johns Hopkins University data reported that the United States now ranks sixth in the death toll, after Italy, Spain, China, Iran, and France. Italy alone has more than 10,000 dead.
A pandemic of the CCP Virus has now killed nearly 31,000 people around the world as of Saturday evening.
The fatal virus has infected more than 662,000 people, of which nearly 123,000 were from the United States, making the country the highest national total.
China, where the virus originated, has 82,000 reported cases and 3,300 reported deaths from the virus.
In the United States, the CCP Virus has spread quickly through the country in recent days. Rhode Island just announced its first two deaths from the virus, leaving just three states with zero reported deaths: Hawaii, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he is considering imposing travel restrictions on the New York City metro area, where nearly half of all cases in the United States exist, The Hill reported.