New York schools closed until the new school year

18,860 people died of coronavirus infection in the USA. Such data is given on Saturday, April 11, Johns Hopkins University.

Thus, the United States overtook Italy with 18,849 deaths. So the country was the first in the world to die from COVID-19 and the number of infected.

According to the university, the number of confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus in the U.S. reached 503,594, cured – 29,223.

The most difficult epidemiological situation is in the state of New York, which has become the epicenter of the disease in the United States. As a result of infection on its territory have died almost 8 thousand people, which is almost half of all deaths due to the coronavirus epidemic in the country.

Against this background, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that schools will not be opened until the new school year. He announced this on his Twitter on Saturday.

Such a decision, he said, is not easy, but the right one, as the measures of social distance produce results.

An outbreak of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus occurred in Wuhan, China, in late December. Outside China, the disease has been diagnosed in patients in more than 190 countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a coronavirus pandemic on 11 March.