US Hits 4M COVID Cases, 1M Added In Last Two Weeks

The New York Times reports:

The number of people known to have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States passed four million on Thursday, another grim milestone in a pandemic full of them, according to a New York Times database.

And it’s not just cases that are rising. The numbers of hospitalizations and deaths reported in the U.S. each day have also been increasing. Public health experts have warned that the actual number of people infected by the virus is certainly far higher than the number of reported cases, and could be up to 13 times as high in some regions.

Cases are trending upward in 39 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and are decreasing in only two. In the past week, cases have risen most quickly, relative to population, in Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Texas has added more than 10,000 cases each day, on average.

The US hit three million cases on July 9th.