U.S. passes Italy in COVID-19 deaths
by Mickey McLean
Posted 4/13/20, 10:31 am
The United States leads the world in many categories, but it now finds itself in first place on a grievous list. The U.S. death toll eclipsed that of Italy on Saturday and stood at more than 22,000 fatalities as of Monday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States by Saturday had exceeded a half-million confirmed cases and now records more than 42,000 recoveries. Italy, which has less than one-fifth of the population of the United States, reported on Monday nearly 20,000 deaths, with more than 156,000 confirmed infections and approximately 34,200 recoveries.
Is there any good news related to COVID-19? Crime is down in much of the world as people shelter in place. When compared to the same time last year, drug arrests in Chicago decreased by 42 percent since Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered a shutdown. Overall, crime is down 10 percent in the Windy City.
Dig deeper: Read Emily Belz’s report on hospitals in the Northeast sending a fleet of helicopters to help evacuate New York COVID-19 patients needing oxygen.
Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.
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