The US has had the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases for a while already, and it has now officially passed the 1,000,000 mark—quite the unsettling milestone to reach.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the US was just at 140,000 by March 29. This means the number of cases ballooned by about 700% in a matter of 30 days, and only time will tell how much higher that figure will get.
As of this writing, the death toll in the country is also now over 58,000, which is already more than double that of Italy. The state with the highest number of recorded fatalities is still New York—the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the US—with over 17,500 deaths.
On a global scale, there are now more than 3,110,000 confirmed cases, and 216,000 patients of that total have already succumbed to the virus. Following the US in second is Spain with 232,000 confirmed cases, and Italy in third with 201,000 cases. Of those two European countries, however, Italy has a higher death toll of 27,300—Spain has recorded only 23,800 deaths.
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