The U.S. has entered its most critical week in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan, and Louisiana and some governors calling for a national order to stay at home, the Reuters website reports today (April 5, 2020).
New York -- the hardest-hit state -- reported today that there were nearly 600 new deaths for a total of 4,159 deaths and 122,000 total cases.
Bodies of hundreds of victims of COVID-19 were stacked in bags inside a makeshift morgue outside Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said today that hard times were ahead but "there is a light at the end of the tunnel if everyone does their part for the next 30 days." He added, "This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it's not going to be localized. It's going to be happening all over the country."