Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The US ranks at the top of the world's coronavirus death toll of more than 1 million

The U.S. has 4.25% of the world population.


By Madeline Holcombe, CNN
Updated 8:52 AM ET, Tue September 29, 2020

More than 1 million people have died worldwide from Covid-19, and the United States accounts for more than 20% of the death toll.

In less than nine months, the death toll jumped from one coronavirus-related death -- in Wuhan, China, on January 9 -- to 1,002,628 early Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The US has been hit hard by the virus, with almost 7.2 million reported infections and more than 205,000 deaths.

With recent spikes in US cases, health experts warn things could soon get worse.

Only 20 states are holding steady when it comes to the average of daily new cases compared to last week, while 23 are reporting increases: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.


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