By Servet Gunerigok

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the death rate in the U.S. from the novel coronavirus would likely hit a peak in two weeks.

“The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks,” Trump said at a press conference at the White House. “It should start coming down, and hopefully very substantially, from that point.”

Trump said the U.S. is extending social distancing through April 30 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, shifting his stance on re-opening the country for business by the Easter

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