The United States has 4% of the world population but 25% of its coronavirus cases

More than 125,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the U.S., and more than 2.5 million Americans have been infected.

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 death toll in the United States is more than double that of the country with the second highest death rate, Brazil. That South American country has reported more than 57,600 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University global case count.
The leaders of both countries have continued to minimize the severity of the coronavirus. President Donald Trump has refused to wear masks in public, which according to research may control the spread of the virus, and has encouraged companies to resume operations against the guidance of health officials who believe the reopens. premature could trigger spikes in cases like the US seeing now
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called the coronavirus a “little flu” and argues that an economic shutdown would be worse for the country than the pandemic. He also avoided the mask and social distancing orientation in public and has been criticized for failing to report coronavirus deaths.

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.

There are some explanations for this disproportionate share of cases. The United States’ initial response to coronavirus slowed when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus tests failed, delaying testing for weeks. And President Donald Trump throughout February played down the threat the virus posed to the United States.
Health officials argue that February was a crucial time to contain the virus, and the United States missed that window. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued a similar warning last week when he told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the “window is closing” for the United States to control the pandemic.

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.

Older adults are extremely vulnerable to severe coronavirus infection. And according to CDC data, that risk increases with age.
Adults age 65 and older account for about 78.9% of all coronavirus deaths in the U.S., but less than 20% of all cases, CDC statistics show. More than 58% of those deaths occurred in Americans over the age of 75. Just over 3% of deaths occurred in people under the age of 40.
But more people are becoming infected, contributing to extreme surges in cases in populated states like Florida and Texas. Americans ages 18-29 account for nearly 18% of coronavirus cases now, according to CDC data.

More Americans have died of coronaviruses than in wars in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

More than 58,000 Americans died in Vietnam. The mortality rate from the US coronavirus is 2.2 times higher.
Nearly 37,000 Americans died in Korea. The mortality rate from the US coronavirus is more than 3.4 times higher.
4,431 Americans died in Iraq. The death rate from the US coronavirus is more than 28 times higher.
2,445 Americans died in Afghanistan. The US coronavirus death rate is more than 51 times higher.

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

The United States may have lost 90% of people infected with coronavirus, according to an evaluation by Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

More than 52,428 nursing home deaths have been reported in 41 states, out of 253,938 cases in 43 states, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Not all states report infections and deaths in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, so these numbers may be higher nationwide.

With their highly vulnerable residents, frequent visitors, and relatively close locations, nursing homes are hotbeds of infection. The first significant outbreak of coronavirus in the US occurred at a facility in Washington state, where at least 35 people died and scores of other residents and employees became infected.

African Americans are more than twice as likely as whites to die from the coronavirus

At least 26,747 American blacks have died of coronavirus. The virus has killed about 1 in 1,500 black Americans, according to the nonpartisan American Public Media Research Laboratory.
Black Americans are dying from Covid-19 at a disproportionately high rate – they account for more than 12% of the U.S. population, but they account for nearly a quarter of all U.S. Covid-19 deaths. , The research laboratory reported.

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

Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits in June as the companies reopened, but many millions of Americans still don’t have a job.

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.

It was the first contraction in the US economy since the first quarter of 2014, and the worst decline since the fourth quarter of 2008, the height of the financial crisis.

… and the worst is not over

The staggering figure of 36 US states reported an increase in cases last week. In Florida, officials recorded 9,585 new cases on Saturday, a record for a single day since the start of the pandemic. Just as states began reopening after the shutdown, at least a dozen have halted their plans to further ease the restrictions.

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.


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