(CBN) – President Trump is warning Americans that even more difficult days are ahead as the coronavirus is expected to surge to its peak by Easter and hit every metro area in the country. New York’s governor is now calling for help to stem the state’s “staggering” rise of coronavirus hospital patients.

Nearly half of all states are reporting more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as the death toll has passed the 3,000 mark. “The more we dedicate ourselves today, the more quickly we will emerge on the other side of the crisis,” the president said Monday. The White House has extended social distancing guidelines for another 30 days as health experts warn the peak in the death rate is likely to hit in roughly two weeks.

“If the metros and rural areas don’t take care now, by the time you see it, it has penetrated your community pretty significantly,” Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator, told NBC News. The business community is pitching in with CEOs of companies like Jockey, Honeywell, Proctor, and Gamble, and My Pillow announcing at the White House Monday that they’re producing tens of thousands of masks, gowns, scrubs every week to be sent to medical workers. READ MORE

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