The total number of confirmed cases worldwide is over 25 million, which means that the United States accounts for about 24% of all cases in the world, while it only has about 4% of the world’s population. .More than 183,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19. A recent projection model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington indicates that the total number of deaths in the United States from the virus could reach 317,000 by December.
California reported the most cases in the country with more than 699,000 as of Sunday night. Florida has reported over 621.00 cases while New York has had over 434,000.
Black, indigenous and Latin communities have been hit hardest by the coronavirus. Black Americans, according to the CDC, are 2.5 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than their white counterparts.
The different depictions of how the pandemic unfolded became a big issue in the presidential campaign. The Republican National Convention attempted last week to argue that President Trumpto deal with the epidemic. But Mr Trump has been criticized for making false and misleading claims and downplaying the threat of the virus. On Sunday, which contained false information about the CDC’s coronavirus statistics, with the company claiming it had broken its rules.
Mr. Trump lobbied for business andto reopen as soon as possible, sometimes contradicting its own panel of health experts. In contrast, Joe Biden said if he was elected he would if that’s what the scientists recommended.
“I would be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives because we cannot move the country until we get the virus under control,” Biden said last week.