The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide exceeded 10 million on Sunday, with the United States leading, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
About a quarter of the cases – 2,510,323 – are in the United States, followed by Brazil with 1.3 million, Russia with just over 633,500 and India with 528,800 as of Sunday morning. According to the latest JHU data, the global death rate from this disease is approaching half a million and is 499 124, again led by the United States, which reported 125 539 deaths.
In the United States, there have been several consecutive days of record growth in cases of coronavirus after a number of states quickly removed blocking restrictions to re-open their economies.
An additional 45,255 cases of Covid-19 reported Friday across the country were caused by outbreaks in several states, including Texas, Arizona, Florida, California, and Nevada. This is among 34 states where the incidence is growing at 5% or more on average in seven days.
As of Friday, the seven-day average of new cases in the US was up more than 41% from the previous week. State governors in Texas, Arizona, Florida, and Washington have announced plans to cancel or suspend resumption. Texas and Arizona on Friday reported a 57% and 36% sharp increase in hospital admissions compared to the previous week, respectively, based on an average of seven days. Arizona State Governor Doug Ducey said his state’s hospitals “are likely to jumps very soon.”
“There are more cases. Some of these places have more hospitalizations, and soon you will see more deaths, ”White House Health Advisor Anthony Fosi said on Friday in an interview with CNBC Meg Tyrrell.
“Despite the fact that deaths occur as a country, this does not mean that you will not see them approaching now,” he said.