United States tops 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 April 2020 at 9:40 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: The flag is lowered at the Orleans Veterans’ Club on Platt Street in Albion this evening out of respect for people who have died from Covid-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported today that 335 people died from Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the death toll from the virus in the state to 17,638.

The United States passed 1 million known cases of coronavirus today. The first case was confirmed on Jan. 20 in Washington State.

The coronavirus cases have now spread across the country in three months, including 295,106 confirmed cases in New York State with 86 in Orleans County.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shut down much of the country. In Orleans County, the five school districts are in their seventh week with their buildings closed to the public.

Nearly 2,500 people in Orleans County have filed for unemployment in the past five weeks, since the state closed many non-essential businesses.

Experts believe the number of people who have contracted the virus is much higher. There has been a shortage of testing around the country. Many people also contract the virus and don’t realize it because they don’t show symptoms.

The United States has also suffered 58,917 deaths from Covid-19, surpassing the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War over 12 years.

There have also been 118,000 people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the United States.

Of the 1 million cases in the United States, New York by far leads the other states with 295,106 cases of Covid-19 followed by New Jersey with 113,856, Massachusetts with 56,462, Illinois with 45,883, California with 43,464, and Pennsylvania with 42,050.

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