At a news conference, Garcetti said his Los Angeles will be the next New York – which has more than 18,000 confirmed cases and almost 300 deaths – while New York will be the next Italy.
“Just as New York is now the next Italy, and Italy is the next Iran, and Iran is the next China, no matter where you live, you’re next, this virus doesn’t care where you live,” said the mayor.
Today, the United States accounted for the largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and the New York Times.
Johns Hopkins indicated that the U.S. has 82,404 cases, while the Times said there were at least 81,321 people who tested positive for covid-19.
“They are neighbors, they are not statistics. They are loved ones who are in our families, communities and workplaces,” added Mayor Garcetti.
By reaching the mark today, the USA, a country of 330 million people, has overcome the critical points of viruses in China and Italy. The number of reported cases in Italy today stood at 80,539 and in China at 81,285, according to an AFP count.