US surpasses 20,000 coronavirus deaths

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While many countries around the world and cities in the U.S. are pointing toward positive signs that social distancing might be finally flattening the curve, the novel coronavirus death toll continues to be staggering.

In the U.S., more than 529,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. At least 20,602 people in the U.S. have died, the highest out of any country.

Across the globe, at least 108,800 people have died from the coronavirus.

Worldwide, more than 1.77 million people have been diagnosed since the virus emerged in China in December. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.

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  • Sri Lankan Sunday, 12 April 2020 11:45 AM

    America is supposed to have the best doctors in the world. Where are they ?

    gamini Sunday, 12 April 2020 12:42 PM

    Can't save lives when even the best healthcare systems in the world gets overwhelmed by an influx of patients. Same holds true for SL

    Spartacus Sunday, 12 April 2020 12:28 PM

    Sri Lankan... typical ignorance... even with maximum Doctor a pandemic such as this cannot be controlled, it requires early

    Uncle Sam Sunday, 12 April 2020 12:37 PM

    The world is waiting for a big present for the dragon from Uncle Sam ??

    Siva Monday, 13 April 2020 03:19 PM

    America has the very best doctors working. In individual silos controlled by Insurance Companies where the medical care is determined by the avilabity of funds in the Insurance policy. This is different to a country like Sri Lanka Or Canada where good health is a right of every citizen and is administered by the people throgh their government.


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