On Tuesday, novel coronavirus cases topped 1 million in the United States. According to a Reuters tally, the US now makes up one-third of all infections in the world.
56,500+ Americans have died due to Covid-19; state public health officials are cautioning that shortages of trained workers and materials have limited testing capacity.
The number of Covid-19 cases doubled in America in just 18 days and it is thought that the number of actual cases might be higher. New York, which was the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, has accounted for 30% of the cases.
According to the University of Washington’s predictive model which has been cited by White House officials, the outbreak could take more than 74,000 U.S lives by August 4.