The death toll in the U.S. has surged past 12-thousand, and data from the Coronavirus Resource Center of Johns Hopkins University shows that there have been over 4-thousand deaths in New York City alone.
New York City is the worst affected city in the U.S. and the coronavirus has taken more lives there than the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which killed almost 3-thousand people.
"We can't save everyone. This virus is very good at what it does and it kills vulnerable people. That's what it does. And it does that very well. And we can't stop that. The question is, are you saving everyone you can save? And there the answer is yes. And I take some solace in that fact. Our healthcare system is operating."
Now the city is running out of places to store bodies, so it is looking for other options such as burying them at Hart Island.
Over in China, a two-month lockdown on Wuhan, the city where the virus first broke out, ended Wednesday, as only three new infections were confirmed in the past 21 days.
But amid concerns of a second wave of infections in the country, the government sealed off another city, Suifenhe City in Heilongjiang Province.
The province has recently seen a surge of imported cases, especially from Russia.
In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that he is considering implementing South Korea's drive-thru testing method.
Abe said he would increase the country's testing capability to 20-thousand a day from the current 10-thousand.
The Japanese media has recently praised South Korea's aggressive COVID-19 testing methods such as drive thru and walk thru testing.
Some Japanese cities such as Niigata and Nagoya city are known to have already implemented the drive-thru testing method.
Hong Yoo, Arirang News.