President Trump told White House journalists that the high number of confirmed infections in the U.S. is because so many tests are being carried out in the country. In other countries like China, you don’t know what the real numbers are, Trump said.
Experts believe that there are far more infections in many places than previously confirmed by tests. In the USA in particular, contrary to Trump’s assertion, there is a considerable backlog in the test program. From many parts of the country, doctors and hospital staff report bottlenecks in the supply of protective clothing, face masks and test kits.
Most of the deaths continue to be in Italy
Johns Hopkins has reported more than 1,100 deaths from Covid-19 lung disease in the United States. So far, more than 8,000 deaths have been registered for Italy and more than 3,000 for China. The website of the US researchers is regularly updated with incoming data and therefore generally shows a higher level of confirmed infections than the official figures of the World Health Organization.