US tops 5 million coronavirus cases, continues to lead world in infections and deaths
The U.S. reached five million coronavirus cases on Sunday, continuing to lead the world as the nation with the highest number of infections. The milestone came fewer than three weeks since hitting 4 million infections.
Almost five months into the COVID-19 outbreak, America also has the world’s highest death toll of more than 160,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
Health officials believe the actual number of infections could be 10 times higher, or closer to 50 million, due to testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40% of all those who are infected have no symptoms.
New cases are being reported at about 54,000 a day. While that number is less than the peak of over 70,000 last month, cases are rising in nearly 20 states, and deaths are climbing in most.
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[Source: Fox News]