President Donald Trump previewed a difficult period ahead of the coronavirus infection peak on Saturday at the White House.
“We are really coming up onto a time that’s going to be horrendous,” Trump said.
He noted that the United States had not experienced a situation like a coronavirus crisis before.
“We’re getting to that point where it’s going to really be … some very bad numbers,” Trump said.
Currently, there are over 8,400 deaths from coronavirus. New York has over 3,500 deaths from the virus and New Jersey has 846 deaths.
Signs that three of the worst hit European countries may be flattening the curve provide “muted optimism”.
The number of coronavirus deaths in Spain has fallen for the third day in a row – a glimmer of hope in the hard-hit country where more than 12,400 have died.
The fall is part of a pattern seen in other European countries which imposed stringent lockdowns several weeks ago, with France and Italy also seeing falls in the number of daily deaths.