Coronavirus Update: U.S. Tops As the Country Touches 20 Million Positive Cases

U.S. Tops 20 Million Covid19 Cases
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Currently, there are 9,714,805 corona positive cases in the world. Out of this, 20 million belong to the United States. The health officials of the U.S. have released a report stating that more than 20 million people are infected at the moment. In addition to this, the CDC (the Centers for Disease Control) stated that this number is highly expected to tenfold in the upcoming weeks. 

To be precise, the U.S. has confirmed to have 2.4 million active cases and suffered 122,370 deaths so far. 

In these worrying circumstances, the University of Washington estimates that there will be 180,000 deaths by October, and if 95% of Americans wear masks, the number may limit to 146,000. 

Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said- “Our best estimate right now is that for every case that was reported, there actually were 10 other infections,” 

“We probably recognized about 10% of the outbreak by the methods that we use to diagnosis between the March, April, and May,” he said.

“As we go into the fall, in the winter, these are going to be really, really important defence mechanisms. This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business,” he added. 

In addition to this, Dr. Robert Redfield said that between 5% to 8% of people are getting exposed to COVID-19 and this makes it compulsory for people in the United States to maintain social distancing norms, wash hands, use sanitizers, and wear masks all the time, when in public places. 

When it comes to the maximum number of cases reported, Texas is at the top after being at the forefront to stop lockdown. With this, other states like- Arizona, Idaho, California, Alabama, Oklahoma, Mississippi, South Carolina, Nevada, and Wyoming have recorded daily increases in the number of positive cases. 

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