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Donald Trump: Daily new infections remained flat nationwide over weekend

Donald Trump told reporters during his White House press conference on coronavirus that America is continuing to make critical progress in our war against the virus.

Over the weekend the number of daily new infections remained flat nationwide; hospitalizations are slowing in hotspots like New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Louisiana. 

As many 1334 died in the US because of coronavirus and 24,895 new cases were reported. The number was far less than the fatalities hovering around 2,000 for the past several days and over 30,000 new cases being reported daily.

So far 5.8 lakh Americans have tested positive with coronavirus, which is almost equal to the next four countries taken together: Spain (170,099), Italy (159,516), France (136,779) and Germany (130,772). 

The United States, which has emerged as the hotspot of the coronavirus globally, has so far reported 23,352 fatalities.

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters that a new social mitigation guideline would be brought out soon.

He asserted that the death toll in the US is far less than in Europe, mainly because of the measures his administration took beginning a travel ban on China in the last week of January. 

So far the United States has conducted nearly three million tests for the virus, he said, adding that the per capita testing in New York is higher than the rest of the world.

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