The number of people who have died from the novel coronavirus in the U.S. surpassed the 13,000 mark Wednesday, according to data by Johns Hopkins University.
The university’s running tally counted 13,007 deaths and 402,923 cases as the U.S. struggles to curb the outbreak.
The bulk of deaths came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump warned this week would be “very painful” for the country for coronavirus-related casualties.
“During this painful week, we see glimmers of very, very strong hope. This will be a very painful week … at least part of next week, probably,” Trump said.