Trump: We see light at the end of the tunnel

Trump expresses hope that US seeing a “leveling-off” of coronavirus crisis following slight drop in fatalities.

Ben Ariel , | updated: 2:55 AM

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed hope that the United States was seeing a “leveling-off” of the coronavirus crisis in some of the nation’s hot spots for the viral outbreak, Reuters reported.

His comments came after New York, the hardest-hit state, reported on Sunday that for the first time in a week, deaths had fallen slightly from the day before, though there were still nearly 600 new fatalities and more than 7,300 new cases.

“Maybe that’s a good sign,” Trump told reporters, referring to the drop in fatalities.

“We see light at the end of the tunnel. Things are happening,” he added.

The President also noted that 1.67 million Americans have been tested for coronavirus.

There are currently 335,524 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University figures from Sunday. There are 9,562 deaths.

Earlier on Sunday, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned that the next two weeks will be the "hardest and saddest" for America as the coronavirus crisis reaches its peak.

"This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives, quite frankly," he told Fox News.

Trump said Saturday that the US is heading into what could be its toughest weeks as coronavirus cases rise nationwide.