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Washington, Mar 30 (Canadian-Media): United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the country is likely to see highest peak of the death rate in the next two weeks due to COVID 19 outbreak .
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Trump said that he was convinced by the advice of the U.S. health experts and announced that there an extension of all federal coronavirus guidelines such as social distancing across the nation until at least Apr 30.
Recent times had seen a spike in the in COVID 19 cases in the US with the country registering 140,000 confirmed cases so far overtaking countries like China and Italy in the number of reported cases.
Total number of deaths due to Covid-19 recorded in the U.S. as of Sunday evening was 2,493, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, reported BBC.
"The highest point in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks," he said.
"During this period it is important that everyone follows the guideline," he said.
Earlier he had hinted hinted that all restrictions might be relaxed as early as during Easter, which would be observed in mid-April.