Death toll from COVID-19 tops 14,000 in the U.S.

Death toll from COVID-19 tops 14,000 in the U.S.

Over 14,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. as the number of infections in the country surged to 420,000, data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University showed on Wednesday.

At a White House news briefing on Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he would like to reopen the U.S. economy but that the death toll needs to be on the downslope before that can happen. He did not give a timeframe on when he would like the economy to reopen.