The US Crosses 1 million Coronavirus cases with 57,000 deaths.
As per John Hopkins University’s data, America has registered more than 1 million coronavirus cases. The US is now has a third of the reported infections in the world. There are over 3 million COVID-19 confirmed cases around the globe with 2,14,000 deaths.
Heads Up! The US has registered more than a million cases of Coronavirus
- By far 57,000 people have succumbed to the virus
- The death toll can be far higher
- Some states reopen despite the rising number of cases
On Tuesday, the US registered a total of more than 57,000 deaths. An average of about 2000 people died every day this month, according to Reuters tally.
Though the actual number of deaths are expected to be higher. The shortage of trained staff and kits has limited the testing capacity.
Some States Ease Restrictions
Around 30 per cent of these cases happened in New York, the epicentre of the pandemic. New York City alone has 300,000 cases and 22,000 deaths, followed by New Jersey Massachusetts, California and Pennsylvania.
Other states have achieved some success in flattening the curve. Cases are on the rise in Iowa but the Governor has already started easing some parts of the state. Similarly, Other states such as Georgia, Tennessee and Texas also eased restrictions despite the rise in numbers.
However, the public health experts cautioned against it believing a premature rollback of stay-at-home orders and social distancing could surge the new infections.
Some Governors Put Off Reopening
The Governors of other states including New York have put off the decision to reopen. Recognizing the protests and economic fallout Governor Andrew Cuomo said in his daily briefing, “Everyone is talking about reopening. I get it.” More than 26.5 million people have claimed unemployment, in the US, in the past five weeks.
Adding, “We want to reopen, but we want to do it without infecting more people or overwhelming the hospital system.”
While the peak of the pandemic has passed in most states, seven – Hawaii, Mississippi, Texas, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and North Dakota – may be experiencing their peaks now or in the coming weeks.