PBS NewsHour reports:
The U.S. continued to surpass other countries in COVID-19 cases as it reached 20 million at the start of the new year, according to data kept by Johns Hopkins University.
America exceeded the mark Friday, less than a week after the country reached 19 million cases. COVID-19 deaths have also increased in the country, now totaling more than 346,000.
The U.S. accounts for about 4% of the world’s population, but the country has eclipsed other nations in coronavirus cases by more than 9 million and COVID-19 deaths by over 151,000. India and Brazil trail behind the U.S. in coronavirus cases at over 10 million and 7 million, respectively.
The US Covid-19 case count reaches more than 20 million. It took 292 days to hit 10 million and just 54 for that number to double. https://t.co/sBoUt1y0CF
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 1, 2021
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