US surpasses 10 million reported COVID-19 cases


(NEW YORK) — The United States has now exceeded more than ten million reported cases of COVID-19.

Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 2:00 p.m. ET Monday reports 10,018,278 cases, out of 50,715,936 reported cases worldwide.  The U.S. continues to report more COVID-19 infections than any other country, accounting for just under 20% of the global total.  The actual number of novel coronavirus cases is believed to be much higher, due to likely under-reporting and data errors. 

As of Monday afternoon, there were 237,742 reported COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., just under 19% of the world’s total fatalities from the virus.

The news comes as COVID-19 infections continue to soar nationwide.  According to Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. recorded four days with over 100,000 cases from Thursday through Sunday, with consecutive record numbers of infections posted Thursday through Saturday, when the number of new cases reported was 126,742.  This past week, the U.S. reported a total of 727,154 new coronavirus cases — a weekly record.  As of Sunday, the Covid Tracking Project reported there were 56,768 Americans hospitalized with COVID-19.

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