Three Millions Coronavirus Cases in US

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Day 105: Stay Safe Minnesota

To-day US reached 3 millions coronavirus cases much higher than most other developed nations.

To-day coronavirus infected cases reached a 3 millions milestone in US, according to the Johns Hopkins University database.

CNN’s Madeline Holcombe and Holly Yan ask “How the US went from zero coronavirus cases to 3 million in 170 days?” That’s almost two times more than the second hardest-hit nation, Brazil, which has reported more than 1.6 million cases.”

According to the CNN’s timeline coronavirus spread quickly in the US than most other countries. According to CNN’s tally:

  • Jan. 21: The US reports its first reported case.
  • 99 days later: At least 1 million Americans have been infected
  • 43 days later: The US reports more than 2 million cases
  • 28 days later: The US reached 3 million cases
Image source: screenshot from CNN

Positive Cases Rising in Minnesota

According the MPR News reporting, though the coronavirus-related deaths have decreased, confirmed positive tests for the disease have risen noticeably the past few days.

I don’t want to suggest the high positivity rate is a good thing unconditionally, but there are some situations in which it reflects that our testing is really reaching some of the populations that we need to reach.

Kris Ehresmann, MN infectious disease director (source: MPR News)

State health officials planning to get kids back in the classroom safely in the summer, although no decisions have been made yet.

Coronavirus Pandemic Watch

According to the MDH latest tally (as of July 9, 11 a.m.) the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are 40,163 (out of 705,440 tested) with 1,490 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins database (as of July 8, 5:30 a.m.) there are 2,996,098 confirmed covid19 infection with 131,480 deaths. Globally the covid19 virus has infected 11,850,886 with 544,722 deaths.