United States has most cases of coronavirus in the world, 5 million and more / Boing Boing


Five million.

That’s the number of coronavirus cases reported by the United States since the outbreak began this year.

The United States now has the most cases of the coronavirus of any country in the world.

Brazil is second. The South American country recently passed the milestone of more than 100,000 dead.

From the NYT, on the grim US milestone of more than 5 million known coronavirus infections:

No other country has reported so many cases. Brazil is second with around three million and India third with two million. (On a per capita basis, the United States ranks eighth, between Oman and Peru.)

The data, from a New York Times database, is based on known case reports from federal, state, and local officials. Public health experts have warned that the actual number of people infected is much higher.

Cases tend to increase in seven states, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and decrease in 17, according to the Times database. Over the past week, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida recorded the most new cases relative to the population.

The United States reported its millionth case on April 28, more than three months after the first reported case. The country passed two million cases on June 10, three million on July 7 and four million on July 23.

The United States is now testing around 720,000 people per day, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project.

More at NYT:
With 5 million cases, the United States has taken another important milestone on coronavirus.

[image: Covid Tracking Project]


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