More than 125,000 people have died by Covid-19 inside the US, as well as more than 2.5 million Americans have been infected.
American life has been irrevocably altered by the worst pandemic in a century. as well as as the country struggles to reopen, cases of Covid-19 have surged again — This specific time in young people as well as in states of which had previously avoided the brunt of the virus.
Here, in dollars, percentages as well as — most tragically — lives, is actually the pandemic’s devastating toll on the US.
The US death toll is actually more than twice as high as of which of the country with the second-highest death rate, Brazil. of which South American country has reported more than 57,0 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University’s global case count.
Leaders in both countries have continued to downplay the severity of coronavirus. President Donald Trump has refused to wear masks in public, which research has proven can control the spread of the virus, as well as has encouraged businesses to resume operations against the guidance of health officials who believe premature reopenings could lead to surges in cases like the US is actually seeing today.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro called coronavirus a “little flu” as well as maintains of which an economic shutdown might be worse for the country than the pandemic. He’s also eschewed mask as well as social distancing guidance in public as well as has been criticized for underreporting coronavirus deaths.
The US represents 4% of the earth’s population however 25% of all coronavirus cases
More people are infected with as well as die by coronavirus inside the US than anywhere else inside the earth.
There are a few explanations just for This specific disproportionate share of cases. The initial US response to coronavirus was slowed when the Centers for Disease Control as well as Prevention’s coronavirus tests failed, delaying testing for weeks. as well as President Donald Trump throughout February downplayed the threat the virus posed to the US.
Health officials argue of which February was a crucial time to contain the virus, as well as the US missed of which window. Health as well as Human Services Secretary Alex Azar gave a similar warning last week when he told CNN’s Jake Tapper of which the “window is actually closing” for the US to get the pandemic under control.
Over 1,000 Americans die every day inside the US by coronavirus
Coronavirus has today killed nearly 126,000 people inside the US since the first death was reported in February, according to Johns Hopkins University’s case count. of which’s an average of around 1,039 deaths per day.
The number shot up by the end of May, when an average of fewer than 900 people died every day inside the US by Covid-19.
Nearly 80% of deaths occur in people over age 65
Older adults are exceedingly vulnerable to severe infection by coronavirus. as well as according to CDC data, of which risk increases with age.
Adults 65 as well as up account for about 78.9% of all coronavirus deaths inside the US however less than 20% of all cases, CDC statistics show. More than 58% of those deaths occurred in Americans over 75. Just over 3% of deaths occurred in people younger than 40.
however more people are becoming infected, contributing to extreme surges in cases in populous states like Florida as well as Texas. Americans ages 18 to 29 account for almost 18% of coronavirus cases today, CDC data shows.
More Americans have died by coronavirus than in wars in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq as well as Afghanistan
More than 58,000 Americans died in Vietnam. The US coronavirus death rate is actually 2.2 times higher.
Almost 37,000 Americans died in Korea. The US coronavirus death rate is actually more than 3.4 times higher.
4,431 Americans died in Iraq. The US coronavirus death rate is actually more than 28 times higher.
2,445 Americans died in Afghanistan. The US coronavirus death rate is actually more than 51 times higher.
More Americans also have died of coronavirus in less than a few months than in all of World War I. of which conflict took the lives of 116,516 American soldiers.
The US has probably only counted about 10% of its coronavirus cases
The US may have missed 0% of people infected with coronavirus, according to an assessment by Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control as well as Prevention.
With more than 2.5 million official diagnoses inside the US, Redfield’s estimate could mean more than 25 million Americans have been infected.
The lag in reporting is actually due in part to limited testing during the first few weeks of the pandemic. today, as more people are getting tested, of which’s become clear of which a large percentage of those who tested positive did not have any symptoms or had only mild symptoms, Redfield said.
Nursing home deaths account for about 42% of all coronavirus deaths inside the US
More than 52,428 nursing home deaths have been reported in 41 states, out of 253,938 cases in 43 states, according to data by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Not all states are reporting infections as well as deaths in nursing homes as well as long-term care facilities, so these numbers may be higher on a national scale.
With their highly vulnerable residents, frequent visitors as well as relatively close quarters, nursing homes are hotbeds for infection. The first significant coronavirus outbreak inside the US occurred at a facility in Washington state, where at least 35 people died as well as dozens more residents as well as staff were infected.
Black Americans are more than twice as likely as Whites to die by coronavirus
At least 26,747 Black Americans have died by coronavirus. The virus has killed roughly 1 in 1,500 Black Americans, according to the nonpartisan American Public Media Research Lab.
Black Americans are dying of Covid-19 at a disproportionately high rate: They represent over 12% of the US population however account for nearly a quarter of all US Covid-19 deaths, the research lab reported.
Black Americans’ coronavirus death rate is actually 2.3 times higher than of which of White & Asian Americans as well as twice as high as the death rate for Latinos.
By comparison, White Americans represent over 62% of the US population however account for just about half of all coronavirus deaths. One in 3,0 White Americans has died, the lab reported.
More than 47 million Americans have filed for unemployment
Fewer people have filed for unemployment benefits in June as businesses reopened, however many millions of Americans are still out of work.
Since mid-March, 47.3 million workers have filed for first-time unemployment benefits.
The US economy had its worst quarter since the 2008 recession
America’s first-quarter GDP, the most expansive measure of the US economy, fell at a 4.8% annualized rate, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis reported in May.
of which was the first contraction of the US economy since the first quarter of 2014, as well as the worst drop since the fourth quarter of 2008, the height of the financial crisis.
… as well as the worst isn’t over
A staggering 36 US states reported a rise in cases last week. In Florida, officials recorded 9,585 fresh cases on Saturday — one particular-day record since the start of the pandemic. Just as states were beginning to reopen after lockdown, at least a dozen have halted their plans to further ease restrictions.
CNN’s Ben Tinker, Maggie Fox, Holly Yan, Andrea Kane, Paul LeBlanc, Flora Charner, Stephen Collinson, Marshall Cohen, Anneken Tappe, Zamira Rahim as well as Veronica Stracqualursi contributed to This specific report.