Just short of one month after the coronavirus death toll in United States topped 40,000, the figure has more than doubled.
On April 19, John Hopkins University and Worldometers, put their individual tallies at 40,000.
The fatalities were countrywide, with almost half of them in New York.
As of 0955 hours Nigerian time on May 17, Worldometers put the toll at 90,113.
The Trump administration has been under fire over its handling of the pandemic.
Expectedly, Democratic stalwarts are using the issue to demarket President Donald Trump ahead of the November elections.
In her endorsement of Joe Biden, House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi declared that the former Vice President can help guide America out of the COVID-19 quagmire.
“As we face coronavirus, Joe has been a voice of reason and resilience, with a clear path to lead us out of this crisis,” Pelosi eulogised.
In her declaration of support for Biden, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, also took a swipe at the Trump administration.
“As we face coronavirus, Joe has been a voice. I want to add my voice to the many who have endorsed you to be our president”, she said.
On Saturday, former President Barack Obama, joined the public condemnation.
In rare remarks, Obama stated that officials don’t know what they were doing.
“A lot them aren’t even pretending to be in charge. This pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” he told graduates in a speech for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).