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US surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases

The United States has surpassed 5 million coronavirus cases and more than 162 thousand deaths.

Posted: Aug 9, 2020 7:43 AM
Updated: Aug 9, 2020 9:59 AM

There are now at least 5,000,603 cases of coronavirus in the US and at least 162,441 people have died in the country from virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The university recorded the first case of coronavirus in the US on Jan. 21. It took the country 99 days to reach 1 million cases on April 28.

It then took 43 more days to reach 2 million cases on June 10, and another 28 days to surpass 3 million cases on July 8.

Most recently, it took the US only 15 additional days to surpass 4 million cases on July 23. It has taken the US 17 days to go over 5 million cases.

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