Coronavirus live updates: Cases top 1.4 million globally


Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci looks on during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus at the White House on Tuesday, April 7.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci looks on during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus at the White House on Tuesday, April 7. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, “It’s going to be a bad week for deaths.”

Speaking on Fox News, Fauci said in New York there is a decrease in hospitalizations, admissions to intensive care and intubations, but warned the increase of deaths is “sobering.” 

“The number of deaths on a given day continues to increase, at the same time — seemingly paradoxically, but not — we’re saying that we are starting to see some glimmers of hope because the deaths generally lag by a couple of weeks behind what’s fueling the outbreak,” Fauci said.

Fauci added, “Driving that and ahead of that is that fact that we are going to start to see the beginning of a turnaround, so we need to keep pushing on the mitigation strategies, because there is no doubt that’s having a positive impact on the dynamics of the outbreak.”

“As we get further on, beyond this week, we should start to see a turnaround which is a good sign,” he added. 



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