Over 2 million now infected with coronavirus in US

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 11, 2020, 09:37 AM(IST)

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The latest figures also revealed that more than 112,900 people died in the country of COVID-19

The coronavirus infections in the United States topped two million on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

With over 1,000 deaths in the last 24 hours, the latest figures also revealed that more than 112,900 people died in the country of COVID-19.

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The US continues to witness nearly 20,000 new cases of COVID-19 every day, and is finding it hard to lower this number. 

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The US is the worst-hit country from coronavirus and a leading health expert on Wednesday said that if appropriate actions are not taken, the death toll in the country could exceed 200,000 by September. 

"Even if we don’t have increasing cases, even if we keep things flat, it’s reasonable to expect that we’re going to hit 200,000 deaths sometime during the month of September," Ashish Jha, the head of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, told CNN, in an interview. 

All the 50 US states have begun taking steps to open up and resume normal activities, however, 21 states have reported an uptick in the new cases, according to The New York Times.

Also, since Memorial Day (May 25), nine states have reported an increase in the number of patients hospitalised. 

In Texas and North Carolina, there are presently more coronavirus patients hospitalised than there were a month ago. 

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