US President Donald Trump said that the death rate from coronavirus in the United States is declining, and called it the lowest in the world. He wrote about this in his Twitter account.
“Mortality in the US has dropped 10 times since the peak of the pandemic, and our economy is once again becoming strong!” He wrote. Trump emphasized that mortality among coronavirus patients in the country decreased by 39 percent while the potential for testing for the presence of the virus is the highest in the world in the United States.
The American leader also accused the media of being silent about this information. “They are really fake news,” he said.
In addition, Trump noted the effectiveness of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine in treating patients with COVID-19, citing the results of a study by Henry Ford, a nonprofit healthcare organization.
Earlier, Trump said that the number of cases of coronavirus infection in the country increased due to mass testing, but the mortality rate decreased. He also called on fake news media to cover this information and new job creation records.
In June, the World Health Organization stopped testing the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, considered a popular cure for coronavirus. The decision to discontinue the use of hydroxychloroquine was made as part of solidarity tests following an expert group meeting.
The United States remains the country with the highest number of coronavirus infected. According to recent data, there are more than 2.91 million infected, 130 thousand people have died. In total, more than 11.5 million people are infected in the world.