US coronavirus cases hit 11 million, 6 days after reaching 10 million

2020-11-16 19:32:12
US coronavirus cases hit 11 million, 6 days after reaching 10 million

Total coronavirus infections in the United States soared past 11 million on Sunday, only six days after reaching the grim milestone of 10 million cases.

The pandemic has killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide, over 245,000 of them in the U.S.

As of Sunday, coronavirus infections in the US reached 11 million after topping 10 million cases on November 9, with the most recent million coming in just six days.

The most recent virus spike began surging across much of the US in mid-October. The country jumped from eight million cases to nine million cases in just over two weeks, from nine million to 10 million cases in only 10 days and now from 10 million to 11 million cases in only six days.

Meanwhile, the US recorded its third-highest day of new cases on Saturday with 159,100, raising the 7-day average to more than 145,000.

The United States, with about 4.3% of the world population, accounts for 20% of global COVID-19 cases. Virus-related deaths in the US is roughly 19% of the global 1.3 million fatalities.

India follows most closely behind the United States with 8,814,579 COVID-19 cases, while Brazil’s 5,848,959 cases means those three countries account for nearly half of all global cases.

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