U.S. Passes One Million Coronavirus Cases As Projected Death Toll Rises

The U.S. passed a grim milestone on Tuesday, with the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passing the one million mark, while the death toll is up to 57,000. That accounts for about 1/3rd of the total global cases, by far the most of any country.

The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation just raised their death toll predictions through August 4, from 67,641 to 74,073.

“At least part of this increase is due to many states experiencing flatter and thus longer epidemic peaks,” the IHME team said in its latest update. “Further, updated data indicate that daily COVID-19 deaths are not falling very quickly after the peak, leading to longer tails for many states’ epidemic curves.”

New York state accounts for more than a quarter of U.S. cases with 250,000. According to researchers, the U.S. is still averaging between 20,000 and 40,000 new cases and 1,200 to 2,600 deaths per day. With the 'curve' still seemingly at its peak...

“It’s far too many,” President Trump said. “One person is far too many.”

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