The number of corona virus infections in the US doubled in the past 18 days, surpassing the 1 million mark on April 28.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the number of infections in the US as of April 28 has surpassed the milestone of 1 million, accounting for nearly 1/3 of the total number of cases worldwide. Of these, more than 56,000 deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded in this country.
The shortage of professional personnel and medical supplies is limiting widespread testing efforts. Experts worry that the actual number of infections and deaths in the US is higher than statistics.
The state of New York, where the most serious outbreak of Covid-19 in the country, accounted for about 30% of confirmed cases.
According to a model forecasted by the University of Washington, the number of deaths nationwide by August 4 could surpass 74,000.
Earlier, forecasts published on April 22 estimated that the number of deaths was more than 67,600, according to White House officials.
Globally, since the new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) broke out in Wuhan in China in December 2019, there have been more than 3 million people in at least 185 countries and infected territories. The total number of deaths is over 216,800.