As college districts throughout the nation wrestle to determine how — or if— to securely reopen colleges to academics and college students, the variety of coronavirus instances within the US handed 5 million on Sunday, in accordance with the Coronavirus Research Center at Johns Hopkins University. And in accordance with a Washington Post analysis, the US hit the 5 million mark simply 17 days after passing four million instances.
The US leads the world within the variety of coronavirus instances, accounting for almost 1 / 4 of the 19.7 million instances worldwide. As of Sunday, Brazil was second with simply over three million instances, adopted by India at 2.1 million instances. And the US is on the high of one other grim coronavirus record, in accordance with Johns Hopkins, with greater than 162,000 deaths.
While researchers on the University of Washington imagine case counts might have peaked in most of the hardest-hit states, they’re now projecting that the variety of coronavirus-related deaths within the US may hit 300,000 by December, NPR reported. New York, which was onerous hit within the early days of the pandemic, has essentially the most coronavirus deaths amongst US states, at greater than 32,000, adopted by New Jersey at virtually 16,000 and California at greater than 10,000 deaths, the Johns Hopkins knowledge present.
On Saturday, President Trump signed four executive orders geared toward offering coronavirus reduction, however it’s not clear whether or not they adjust to the legislation. The US unemployment fee is presently at 10 %.
The US reached 5 million instances the identical day New Zealand introduced it had gone 100 days with no new cases of home transmission of the coronavirus.