Coronavirus cases in US surpass 2 mn: Johns Hopkins

Coronavirus cases in US surpass 2 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington: The US tally Of Covid-19 cases crossed the 20 lakh mark and the death toll stood at 1.12 lakh, according to Johns Hopkins University.

As of Thursday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 2,000,464, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) showed in its latest update.

In Arizona, three weeks after Gov. Doug Ducey lifted his stay-at-home order, there has been a big spike in the number of coronavirus cases with lawmakers and medical professionals warning there might not be enough emergency room beds to handle what could be a big influx of new cases, NBC news reported.

New York state, the epicentre of the pandemic in the US, remains the hardest-hit with 380,156 cases and 30,542 fatalities.

Other states with over 100,000 cases include New Jersey, California, Illinois, and Massachusetts, the CSSE data showed.

The number of new infections around the US rose three per cent in the first week of June — the first increase after five weeks of declines, according to an analysis of data from the COVID Tracking Project.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington estimates 145,728 Covid-19 deaths in the US by August. In the worst-case scenario, that number is likely to reach as high as 166,000.

Worldwide, the pandemic has infected over 7.2 million people and killed over 410,000, according to Johns Hopkins.

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