Published: Sun, November 22, 2020
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US surpasses 12 million COVID-19 cases ― Johns Hopkins

US surpasses 12 million COVID-19 cases ― Johns Hopkins

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States was on track to surpass 12 million on Saturday, with the Midwest experiencing one of the most dramatic increases in cases per capita.

The latest 7-day average, shows the United States is reporting more than 144,000 daily cases and 1,120 daily deaths, the highest for any country in the world.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 9,004,365, while the country's death toll soared to 132,162.

Since Oct. 17, deaths per day linked to the virus have almost doubled from about 700 a day to about 1,300 a day.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (100,823), the United Kingdom (54,381), Italy (48,569), France (48,341), Iran (43,896), Spain (42,619), Argentina (36,790), Peru (35,446), Russian Federation (34,980), Colombia (34,929) and South Africa (20,759).

Throughout the pandemic, 11.5 million people in the US have contracted COVID-19 and more than 250,000 have died - the most of any country throughout the world.

Some experts recommended alternative holiday plans from home.

The United States, hardest-hit by the coronavirus, crossed 10 million COVID-19 cases on November 8 and is reporting over 100,000 daily cases for the past 11 days straight. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to not travel for Thanksgiving.

Other states with over 300,000 cases include Georgia, Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

COVID-19 continues to spread at a frightening pace throughout the country. Pfizer said it would seek emergency-use authorization of its vaccine from USA regulators, the first such application.

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