US Cases Hit 11M, but the Last 6 Days? Whoa.

Here are the numbers after 300 days
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 15, 2020 3:30 PM CST
US Cases Hit 11M, but the Last 6 Days? Woah.
People wait on line outside a City MD Urgent Care clinic, a designated COVID-19 testing center, Friday Nov. 13, 2020, in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

More than 11 million cases of the coronavirus have now been reported in the US, with the most recent million coming in less than a week. Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker reached 11 million on Sunday, the AP reports. It had topped 10 million cases on Nov. 9. It took 300 days for the US to hit the 11 million mark since the first case was diagnosed in Washington state on Jan. 20. COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly across the US than it has at any time since the pandemic started. Deaths are also on the rise, though not at the record high numbers reached in the spring.

The seven-day rolling average for daily new deaths was more than 1,080 as of Saturday, more than 30% higher than it was two weeks earlier. COVID-19 has now killed more than 246,000 people in the US, according to Johns Hopkins. Worldwide, more than 54 million coronavirus cases have been reported with more than 1.3 million deaths. The US has about 4% of the world’s population, but about a fifth of all reported cases. To compare countries' positivity rates, fatality rates, and tests-per-thousand people, visit Our World in Data.

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