The peak in the death rate is likely to hit in two weeks, President Donald Trump said during a press conference on Sunday.

 

The peak in the coronavirus death rate is likely to hit in two weeks, President Trump said on Sunday as he announced social distancing recommendations would be continue until April 30.

 

The administration on Tuesday night was expected to have provided a summary of our findings, supporting data and strategy. Vice President Pence on Sunday night had said data are the key and said the analytics will provide county-by-county breakdown enabling governors to eventually make decisions about safely restarting the American economy.

 

Trump stressed the two-week peak.

 

“I want the American people to know that your selfless inspiring and valiant efforts are saving countless lives,” Trump said. “You are making the difference. The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks, so I will say it again, the peak, highest point of death rates, remember this, is likely to hit in two weeks.”

 

“Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won,” Trump continued. “That would be the greatest loss of all. Therefore, the next two weeks and during this period, it’s very important that everyone strongly follow the guidelines, have to follow the guidelines that our great vice president holds up a lot. He’s holding that up a lot. He believes it in so strongly.”



“The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end,” Trump continued. “Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30th, to slow the spread. On Tuesday, we will be finalizing these plans and providing a summary of our findings, supporting data and strategy to the American people, so we’ll be having lots of meetings in between, but we’ll be having a very important statement made on Tuesday, probably Tuesday evening, on all of the findings, all of the data, and the reasons we’re doing things the way we’re doing them.”