US Surpasses 4 Million COVID-19 Cases

US Surpasses 4 Million COVID-19 Cases

US Surpasses 4 Million COVID-19 Cases

Although Florida and Texas have led the surge in infections in recent weeks, an uptick has also been reported in Alabama, Louisiana, and MS, according to The New York Times. New York, the moment the epicenter of the outbreak, is now 3rd with at least 411,200 confirmed infections. The Health Ministry said revised guidelines by ICMR and efforts put in by the states also helped in widespread testing.

About 41% of USA adults have at least one underlying medical condition that may put them at a higher risk for severe Covid-19 outcomes, according to a new CDC report published Thursday.

- Total cases per million population crosses the 1000 mark for India (1,003 cases/million population).

A staggering 1,019 Americans were being killed by the virus in the very last day, topping off a dismal week with 1,140 deaths Thursday, 1,135 Wednesday and 1,141 Tuesday.

More than 150 medical experts, scientists, teachers, nurses and others have signed on to an open letter calling on USA leaders to "shut it down, start over, do it right", asking for the country to be locked down again to control the spread of the coronavirus. Total cases around the United States rose by almost 69,000 on Friday to a total of over 4 million.

Kentucky reported836 additional cases on Saturday, its second-highest daily record.

The U.S. claimed far more than 1,100 coronavirus fatalities on Friday, marking the fourth working day in a row that the day-to-day dying toll was above 1,000, according to Johns Hopkins University info.

The state's positive-test rate is 5.4 per cent, the highest in recent months, according to a statement on the governor's website that cited New York's success in bringing its rate down to "1 per cent or less".

The state now has a total to 375,846 confirmed cases of the virus.

Covid-19 "will end up as a Top 10 leading cause of death" this year, statisticians from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted in a Thursday email to CNN.

Deaths rose by 144, compared with 80 the day before.

California, South Carolina, North Dakota, Kentucky, Hawaii, Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah and West Virginia all beat their own records for daily cases, while forty states also recorded 14-day increases in infections per capita.

The state now has a total of 160,041 cases. On average, the state has seen some decline in the number of cases since spikes in June and early July.

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