Published: Mon, August 10, 2020

US Tops Five Million Coronavirus Cases

US Tops Five Million Coronavirus Cases

The U.S. has by far the more cases, at 5.05 million, and COVID-19-related deaths at 162,938, as cases have increased by 376,692 and the death toll has increased by 7,373 in the past week.

The United States surpassed 5 million coronavirus cases today, August 8.

Keen to show he was taking action, Trump yesterday signed executive actions extending financial relief to Americans hit by the pandemic after lawmakers failed to agree on a new economic stimulus package. 165,617 people died in America; while 2.6 million people recovered. It has been slowly tapering off since then, to a seven-day average of around 54,000 per day.

Second in the world is Brazil, which now has more than 3 million cases, and more than 100,000 deaths, as of today.


The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russian Federation has reached 887,536, with a total death toll of 14,931. The U.S. also leads the world in deaths, with more 160,000.

The majority of the infected were observed in the US - 5.1 million people.

Other states with over 180,000 cases include Georgia, Illinois, Arizona and New Jersey, according to the CSSE.

But almost seven months after the US reported its first case of the coronavirus, others appear ready for a break from COVID-19-related restrictions. That's because of what one researcher described as a "roller coaster phenomenon", meaning when cases go up, individuals wear masks and take precautions, but when cases go down, they ease up, allowing cases to rise again.

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