US coronavirus deaths reach 250,000
The novel coronavirus has claimed more than 250,000 American lives as of Wednesday evening, according to the latest estimates from Johns Hopkins University.
With 250,029 fatalities, the U.S. has now recorded more virus deaths than any country in the world, followed by Brazil, India and Mexico, the data shows.
The grim milestone comes as COVID-19 cases are surging across the country, with more than 11,359,803 illnesses reported to date. Texas and California lead the nation with the most cases, with the latter state imposing new restrictions in an effort to curb virus spread.
The hopes of putting a stop to the coronavirus pandemic lay with two promising coronavirus vaccine candidates, developed by Moderna and Pfizer, respectively. Both have proven highly efficacious in late-stage clinical trials, with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, calling the results …continued .
[Source: Fox News]