630 deaths in 24 hours, this is the frightening statistic that comes to us from New York, while the United States is in the grip of Covid-19. From New York, journalist Agnès Vahramian testifies.“The atmosphere here is heavy and the Americans live to the rhythm of the announcement of the figures for the epidemic”, she explains. “They learned that 1,480 more people had died since yesterday, because every day is another sad daily record.”
The situation is such that the city lacks space to keep the dead. “In front of a city hospital, we could see that eleven refrigerated trucks had been brought to store the bodies, because there are no more morgues in the hospitals”, notes the correspondent. A tension that New Yorkers are very receptive to. “For the five days of our presence, we can tell you that fear dominates, because confinement, without constraints here, is respected”, says Agnes Vahramian.