US Tops 6 Million COVID-19 Cases
Yet another grim milestone.
On August 7, the United States topped 5 million cases of the novel coronavirus. It has taken less than a month for us to add another million cases.
Indeed, we hit the did it late Friday or early Saturday using the Worldometers data that I’ve been using to keep track here.
The slightly-more-conservative Johns Hopkins figures have us at 6,002,615.
There have been at least 6,002,615 cases of coronavirus in the United States and at least 183,203 people have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
JHU recorded the first case of coronavirus in the United States on January 21. Here’s how we got to more than six million:
- It took the country 99 days to reach 1 million cases on April 28.
- It then took 43 more days to reach 2 million cases on June 10.
- It took another 28 days to surpass 3 million cases on July 8.
- It took the US only 15 additional days to surpass 4 million cases on July 23.
- It took the US 17 days to go over 5 million cases.
- It has taken the nation 22 days since then to reach 6 million cases.
Only two other countries in the world have over 1 million reported Covid-19 cases – Brazil with roughly 3,862,000 cases and India with 3,621,000 cases.
That’s some great company right there.
Mister Bluster, you should have added to your timeline:
Witch Doctor Trump:
Re-tweets racist posts that get pulled by twitter which have nothing to do with the pandemic that he should be focused on solving.
Okay, maybe he did the re-tweets before the 31st, and I did not include a direct quote but yeah, that is our President ladies and gentlemen.
Well at least we’ve blunted the Moore’s Law behavior of the virus in our society.
For the moment anyway.
But he wanted to see the churches “packed” on Easter.
On the other hand, as the NY Times reported on Aug 29, up to 90% of the cases may be simply to to over-amplification of virus remnants and not viable infectious loads.
You have to look at hospitalizations and deaths, which are declining.
Rather better to look at a comparative to show that in fact USA is flatlining sideways at a level that is orders of magnitude worse than every other developed country in the world.