US Hits Another Grim Coronavirus Milestone

Yep, we're over 3M
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2020 11:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the US no longer begins with a 2. Per Johns Hopkins' tracking, the country on Wednesday passed the 3 million mark. As of this writing the university's dashboard shows 3,009,611 US cases and 131,594 deaths. The Guardian reports the US makes up about a quarter of the global total. CNN adds that count puts us well ahead of any other country: Brazil is second with more than 1.6 million cases, per Johns Hopkins' count, and India is third with more than 700,000. (Read more coronavirus stories.)

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