Washington — The coronavirus outbreak could reach its peak in the US this week, a top US health official said on Monday as more signs of stabilisation emerged, but political leaders said a reopening of the economy may hinge on  more widespread testing.

The US, with the world’s third-largest population, has recorded the most fatalities from Covid-19 of any country, more than 22,000 up to Monday morning, according to a Reuters tally. The number of deaths reported on Sunday was 1,513, the smallest increase since 1,309 died on April 6. The largest number of fatalities is still in and around New York, the most populous US city with about 8.4-million people...

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