As of July 29, over 150,000 Americans have lost their lives due to COVID-19.
It has been 191 days since the first case of coronavirus was reported on North American soil (an elderly man in the state of Washington). Since then, the number of cases and deaths in the United States have climbed more steadily than anywhere else in the world.
As of Wednesday, the total number of confirmed cases in the US sits at 4,398,898. The death toll, now 150,062, continues to rise despite mandatory masks and distancing plans.
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At the time of writing, 662,577 people around the world have died from the virus.
President Donald Trump — who has since stopped his daily press briefings from the White House — has yet to make a comment on Wednesday’s landmark. While he was delivering remarks on America’s energy production in Texas, he mentioned that under his administration, a vaccine is being developed. “Together we will end the plague from China, we will defeat the virus.”
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 29, 2020