The worst life in a century has irrevocably altered American life. And as the country struggles to reopen, Covid-19 cases have reemerged, this time in young people and in states that had previously avoided the worst of the virus.
Here, in dollars, percentages and, most tragically, lives, is the devastating number of the pandemic in the United States.
The United States represents 4% of the world population, but 25% of all coronavirus cases
More people are infected and die from coronavirus in the US than anywhere else in the world.
More than 1,000 Americans die each day in the US from coronaviruses
The coronavirus has killed nearly 126,000 people in the US since the first death was reported in February, according to the Johns Hopkins University case count. That’s an average of about 1,039 deaths per day.
The number has skyrocketed since the end of May, when an average of less than 900 people died every day in the US from Covid-19.
Almost 80% of deaths occur in people over the age of 65.
More Americans have died of coronaviruses than in wars in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
More Americans have also died of coronavirus in less than five months than in the entire First World War. That conflict claimed the lives of 116,516 US soldiers.
The United States has probably only counted about 10% of its coronavirus cases
With more than 2.5 million official diagnoses in the United States, Redfield’s estimate could mean that more than 25 million Americans have been infected.
The delay in reporting is due in part to limited evidence during the first weeks of the pandemic. Now, as more people get tested, it’s clear that a large percentage of people who tested positive had no symptoms at all or only mild symptoms, Redfield said.
Nursing home deaths account for about 42% of all coronavirus deaths in the U.S.
Not all states report infections and deaths in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, so these numbers may be higher nationwide.
African Americans are more than twice as likely as whites to die from the coronavirus
The death rate from African American coronavirus is 2.3 times higher than that of white Americans and Asians and twice the death rate of Latinos.
In comparison, white Americans account for more than 62% of the U.S. population, but they account for almost half of all coronavirus deaths. One in 3,600 white Americans has died, the laboratory reported.
More than 47 million Americans have applied for unemployment
Since mid-March, 47.3 million workers have applied for unemployment benefits for the first time.
The United States economy had its worst quarter since the 2008 recession
United States’ first-quarter GDP, the most expansive measure of the U.S. economy, fell at an annualized rate of 4.8%, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported in May.
… and the worst is not over
CNN’s Ben Tinker, Maggie Fox, Holly Yan, Andrea Kane, Paul LeBlanc, Flora Charner, Stephen Collinson, Marshall Cohen, Anneken Tappe, Zamira Rahim, and Veronica Stracqualursi contributed to this report.