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More than 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases in U.S. as projections show deaths could rise

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has surpassed 1 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, as researchers say the number of deaths could rise in coming weeks.

There are now at least 1,002,498 confirmed cases in the country, according to the data.

Out of the 3 million cases reported in the world, the U.S. has by far the most. Spain has the second-highest number with at least 232,128.

The grim milestone comes after seven coronavirus models anticipate a rise in cases that will depend on how much "contact reduction" Americans practice, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The models estimate the numbers of cases and deaths on the state and national levels, and one model from the University of Texas at Austin makes metro-area projections.

"State-level forecasts vary widely, reflecting differences in early epidemic phases, timing of interventions and model-specific assumptions," the CDC says.

Models that factor in strong contact reduction suggest deaths will continue to occur, but will "slow substantially over the next four weeks," the CDC said.

"Conversely, models that do not incorporate as strong contact reductions ... suggest that total deaths may continue to rise quickly," it added.

One model frequently cited by the White House coronavirus task force has upped its predicted death toll again, this time projecting 74,000 Americans will lose their lives to the virus by August.

The projection was adjusted because of longer peaks in some states and signs that people are becoming more active again, according to Dr. Chris Murray, director of the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

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  1. According to the WHO and original University of Washington models the U.S. was supposed to have millions dead. The U.S. has over 330 million people so 1 million COVID-19 cases is 3%.

    1. Now at 3% and sure to rise due to behavior strongly condemned by the experts. And had the Trumpites been on their job, the numbers would have been more on line with the percentages in S. Korea.

      1. Nope blame the Democraps. They were too busy impeaching the President preventing him from doing his job. Pelosi was too busy tearing up the SOTU address instead of reading it where Trump warned everyone about the COVID-19 as far back as February 4. After the dust settles Trump will be a hero. He kept the deaths well below 100,000 since the models stated millions and even hundreds of thousands of Americans would die from the COVID-19 which obviously is false. Whether you like it or not Trump will be reelected November 2020. Get some meds for your TDS.

        1. Sounds like you get your news from Fox News. Hopefully the US Attorneys for the Southern District of New York will put Trump in prison where he belongs for all the damage he’s done after he loses the election in November. Trump gave up any chance he had to win by engaging in the daily news briefs. His complete idiocy became evident to the nation when he advocated ingesting disinfectants.

  2. Hey one of fero2a’s multiple personalities is back as AlbertVelarde. A man he hates (I have no clue why). Notice at first he gave “facts” about the virus and then made several comments about the “democraps” lol. I am sure he will be using my name soon to talk crap. I think his oxygen tank is on empty.

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