More than 600, 000 people have died from COVID-19

Modesto Morganelli
Luglio 20, 2020

U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus neared 140,000 yesterday as cases continued to rise in 43 out of 50 states over the past two weeks, according to a Reuters tally.

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The country, the hardest-hit by the coronavirus in the world in absolute terms, has suffered 139,128 total fatalities out of 3.64 million confirmed cases.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (1,003,832), and is followed by Russian Federation (758,001), Peru (345,537), South Africa (337,594), Mexico (331,298), Chile (326,439), the United Kingdom (294,803), Iran (269,440), Spain (260,255), Pakistan (259,999), Saudi Arabia (245,851), Italy (243,967), Turkey (217,799), France (211,943), Germany (202,045), Bangladesh (199,357), Colombia (173,206), Argentina (119,301), Canada (111,559), Qatar (105,898) and the Netherlands (103,134), the CSSE figures showed.

The United States marked a record number of coronavirus cases Friday for the third consecutive day, notching 77,638 new infections in 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

In total, more 3.5 million people have been infected with Sars-CoV-2 in the USA and 138,000 have died as a result of the virus, which causes the potentially deadly respiratory illness COVID-19. A database by The New York Times said the country shattered its single-day record for new cases on July 16 with more than 75,600.

The surge of new cases comes amid record-breaking U.S. state statistics reported in recent weeks. North Carolina ranks 15th with approximately 27 new cases per 10,000 people.

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