COVID-19 cases in the US surpasses the 1 million mark, listing nearly 60,000 fatalities.
With more than 3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases across the globe, the U.S. tops all other countries recording more than 1 million confirmed cases of the virus, making the country number one at the list.
Since first recorded in China, COVID-19 has rapidly escalated to other countries and been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic. The United States has become the worst-affected country, exceeding the 1 million mark and more than 58,000 fatalities.
According to experts, the numbers recorded are still unclear, saying there are more COVID-19 cases due to a lack of widespread testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also estimates that more people could have contracted the disease.
“We continue to pray for the victims as well as for those Americans who are grieving their lost ones and their loved ones. There’s never been anything like this. We suffer from one heart but we will prevail. We are coming back, and we’re coming back strong,” said US President Donald Trump during his remarks on the Paycheck Protection Program.
About 30 percent of the American cases have occurred in the epicenter of US – New York, having nearly 300,000 confirmed cases and 22,000 fatalities, followed by New Jersey having over 111,000 and 6,044 deaths.
According to Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, the preliminary study suggested that nearly 15% of New Yorkers have had the virus after a survey. The infection rate shows much higher, displaying nearly 25% positive tests.
“This has been a hellish experience for our country. But it has also been a time of cooperation, unity and love. It’s not red state versus blue state. It’s us together versus this virus,’ said Cuomo in his Tweet, Monday.
Despite the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases and deaths, the US still initiated the process to reopen their economies. “Now that our experts believe the worst days of the pandemic are behind us, Americans are looking forward to the safe and rapid reopening of our country,” Trump said.