According to the Johns Hopkins University, more than 229,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
NEW YORK – There are now 9 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University as infections continue to rise in almost all states.
It took two weeks to hit the 8 million mark, the fastest jump of 1 million yet. It had taken more than three weeks for the total to go from 7 million to 8 million.
Confirmed US cases are increasing in 47 states. The death toll has risen 14% in the past two weeks, averaging more than 800 a day. The virus has now killed more than 229,000 Americans.
From Friday afternoon Data from Johns Hopkins University the US had 9,007,298 COVID-19 cases.
As of Thursday, the United States recorded more than 88,000 new cases of COVID-19This marks a new daily high for the country. It broke previous high of 83,731 on October 23.
The Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services, Adm. Brett Giroir said earlier in his week the evidence of the surge is rising hospitalizations and deaths.
The US leads the world in confirmed cases.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can lead to more serious illnesses, including pneumonia and death.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Assessment At the University of Washington, often quoted by the White House, the US is projected to suffer an additional 100,000 deaths by Jan. 1 if mask use remains at current levels. This number can be reduced by 1/3 if a universal mask is used.
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