While speaking at the coronavirus task force briefing on Saturday, President Donald Trump said, “This will be the toughest week” in the U.S. fight against the pandemic.

“There will be a lot of death, unfortunately,” he said.

Trump painted a grim picture of the next two weeks, but added that there will be less death than if certain mitigation steps were not taken.

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“This will be probably the toughest week between this week and next week, and there will be a lot of death, unfortunately, but a lot less death than if this wasn’t done but there will be death,” Trump said.