United States coronavirus death toll surpasses 65,000

The US has by far the world’s largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths.

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The United States coronavirus death toll has risen to nearly 65,000, according to the data compiled by the John Hopkins University. As of Sunday, it has a total of 1,133,069 confirmed cases of coronavirus with more than 66,396 fatalities.

It remains the worst-hit country by the pandemic as it continues to lead in coronavirus cases and deaths. Meanwhile, Italy has the second-highest deaths from the respiratory disease, 28,710 deaths as of Sunday, followed by Spain, which has recorded 25,100.

According to the recent data by Maryland-based university, a total of 175,400 patients have recovered in the united states. New York remains the worst-hit part of the country and accounts for almost a third of the total number of confirmed infections.

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As of Sunday, the state has recorded more than 313,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 24,198 deaths. It is followed by a new jersey, which has 7,742 deaths and 123,700 cases so far.

Since last year in December, when the virus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, it has spread to nearly 187 countries around the world. Globally, there are more than 3.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus pandemic with almost 244,000 deaths, while as many as 1.1 million patients have recovered.

The health experts at the US center of disease and infections have said that the country failed to understand the rapid spread of coronavirus in Europe. There have been other debates going on in the country.

Various media outlets and political groups are floating conspiracy theories on the origins of the virus. Whereas the health experts have said that the studies on the virus sequence show that it is natural and there are no traces of any human involvement.

President Trump claimed he had evidence that coronavirus originated from the Wuhan lab of virology. Thought the intelligence agencies had refuted the claims made by the president.

Meanwhile, after many states faced protests as demonstrators called on the governments to reopen the economy. The federal government also issued its guidelines for reopening the economy, but gradual and slow steps are recommended to states.

Many states have started to ease the lockdown restrictions. Governor Cuomo of New York has pushed back against premature demands to reopen the businesses and public places. He acknowledged that residents are struggling with jobs but urged a better understanding of the fatal virus.

According to government data, more than 20 million people are now unemployed in the world’s largest economy. It was expected to grow by 2 percent this year. Still, the pandemic outbreak has hurt the American economy, to address the economic impacts of the virus, the US has approved four stimulus packages.

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