President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

People Have Been killed By Covid-19. A Quarter Of Them Are Americans

More than half a million people have died from the coronavirus worldwide, marking another bleak milestone in the pandemic.

The latest death toll stands at more than 502,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, as cases continue to soar and outbreaks pop up in countries across the world.
The United States has the highest confirmed fatality count, having recorded at least 125,800 deaths — just over a quarter of the global total as of Monday, according to JHU.
More than 10.1 million people have been infected by the disease around the world. In the past few days, the Covid-19 crisis has deepened in the US, where only two states — Connecticut and Rhode Island — have recorded a recent decline in cases.

A rise in cases was reported across a staggering 36 US states last week. In Florida, officials recorded 9,585 new cases on Saturday, a single-day record since the start of the pandemic. On Sunday the state reported another 8,530 new cases.

Weeks after many US states began reopening after lockdown, at least a dozen have halted their plans to further ease restrictions.
The governor of Texas, the US’ second most populous state, paused the region’s phased reopening plan on Thursday and ordered further restrictions on businesses including bars.
The governors of states including Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico and North Carolina have all announced that they not will be proceeding to the next stage of reopening.
Some governors have partially attributed their state surges to more widespread testing — but former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden told Fox News on Sunday that the increase in cases across the US’ south was due to the country reopening too fast.

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