US has Highest COVID-19 Cases in The World

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Day 99: Stay Safe Minnesota

The US has 4% of the world’s population but 25% of its coronavirus cases.

In CNN, reporter Scottie Andrew writes in a headline report with graphics: “The US has 4% of the world’s population but 25% of its coronavirus cases. .. More people are infected with and die from coronavirus in the US than anywhere else in the world.”

“There are a few explanations for this disproportionate share of cases. The initial US response to coronavirus was slowed when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus tests failed, delaying testing for weeks. And President Donald Trump throughout February downplayed the threat the virus posed to the US.”

The United States has long prided itself as the world’s shining beacon. But its current status is a much darker one: the globe’s leader in coronavirus cases.

Scottie Andrew in CNN
Source: screenshot from CNN.

Black Americans are more than twice as likely as Whites to die from coronavirus.

Scottie Andrew in CNN

US Pandemic Highlights

A few key highlights from Scottie Andrew’s article include:

  • “Over 1,000 Americans die every day in the US from coronavirus”.
  • “Adults 65 and up account for about 78.9% of all coronavirus deaths in the US but less than 20% of all cases, CDC statistics show. More than 58% of those deaths occurred in Americans over 75. Just over 3% of deaths occurred in people younger than 40.”
  • “More Americans have died from coronavirus than in wars in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan”.
  • “More than 52,428 nursing home deaths have been reported in 41 states, out of 253,938 cases in 43 states, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.”

Single Day Infection Record

… and the worst isn’t overwrites reporter Andrew echoing sentiments from other health experts.

Indeed yesterday, according to a Johns Hopkins University database, US health officials reported 50,203 new coronavirus cases breaking a previous single-day high of 45,300 cases. According to the CNN, “Wednesday’s total eclipses the previous high of new US cases reached on June 26, when 45,255 new coronavirus cases were reported across the country, according to Johns Hopkins data”.

Coronavirus Pandamic Watch

According to the MDH latest tally (as of July 2, 11 a.m.) the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are 37,210 (out of 630,427 tested) with 1,458 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins database (as of July 2, 5:30 a.m.) there are 2,686,587 confirmed covid19 infection with 128,062 deaths. Globally the covid19 virus has infected 10,712,304 with 516,726 deaths.