COVID-19 Cases Pass 25 Million Worldwide

By Carolyn Crist

More than 25 million people worldwide have now been infected with the COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. is expected to top 6 million early this week.

Global cases surpassed 10 million in late June and then reached 20 million about six weeks later on Aug. 10.

The U.S. continues to report the highest number of cases, followed by Brazil with 3.8 million cases and India with 3.5 million.

The U.S. reported an average of 42,000 new infection per day during the last week, according to CNBC. That marks a decline of about 3% compared to the week before. The U.S. peak was in mid-July with more than 77,000 cases. Another 47,000 new cases and 1,000 deaths were reported Sunday.

U.S. public health officials are watching the spread of the coronavirus in the Midwest, where cases were growing by 19% or more in some states, CNBC reported. As of Sunday, those states included Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Cases are increasing again in other parts of the world as well. India has faced a surge of coronavirus cases in recent weeks. The country’s 78,000 new cases reported Saturday marked a worldwide record that contributed a large chunk to the 25 million milestone on Sunday, according to NPR. Daily numbers in India are now outpacing the U.S. and Brazil.

France, Germany, Spain and South Korea have also recorded an increase in cases in recent weeks, NPR reported.

Worldwide, more than 840,000 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, according to Johns Hopkins data. The U.S. has reported the most with more than 182,000 deaths, followed by Brazil with more than 120,000 deaths. Mexico and India are next, both reporting more than 63,000 deaths.

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Reviewed on 9/1/2020
SOURCE: WebMD, August 31, 2020.

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