US data shows African Americans more likely to die from COVID-19

At first, Trump said warm weather in April could make the virus disappear, remarks that were widely criticised.

After the passage of the CARES Act and daily news conferences with top health officials, such as Dr Anthony Fauci, the public began to trust the president with his approval ratings reaching new heights.

However, states have aired grievances with the federal government, saying Washington is not offering needed medical supplies.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly stated that states are bidding for ventilators on an open market akin to online auction site eBay.

Trump dismissed the claims, saying the US and his administration are handling the outbreak better than anyone else.

Cuomo said on Wednesday that despite high death toll, “there is no doubt” the state is bending the curve. 

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New York recorded its highest daily death toll – 779 – on Tuesday. The state’s death toll increased by 731 the day before. 

“Don’t start doing a retrospective like it’s over,” Cuomo told a daily briefing on the states’ coronavirus response, urging residents to stay at home as much as possible. “We are not through it. It’s not over.” 

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