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US Coronavirus cases hit record-highs and fatality rates hit record-lows across the country

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of Wednesday, the United States had a total of 3,416,428 total cases of COVID-19. This total also includes an increase of 60,971 total cases Tuesday. In addition to over three million total cases, the United States has also recorded 135,991 deaths, with an increase of 773 deaths Tuesday. The CDC calculated a seven day average of 58,619 new cases each day for the United States. ~

These jumps in case numbers are largely due to the increase of cases in both Florida and California. According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida registered a record-high of 142,981 COVID-19 tests on Saturday, July 11. These tests resulted in 15,300 positive cases of COVID-19. Florida has a total of 287,789 total cases of COVID-19, and a total of 4,408 deaths related to the virus. A top Florida doctor said the state’s rapidly increasing cases as reported by the CDC is turning Miami into the “epicenter of the pandemic.” Additionally, according to the California Department of Public Health, California had 8,358 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, July 13, and over 11,000 new cases on Tuesday. California now has a total of over 347,000 cases of COVID-19 and 7,227 deaths from the virus. LA county alone has recorded over 140K cases – 4,178 cases on Wednesday – with 3,894 deaths. ~

Although there has been a surge of new positive cases of COVID-19, the fatality rates from the virus continues to plummet. According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center, the United States now has a deaths per one hundred thousand population of 41.45, which places the United States ninth among all countries. The United States also has a case fatality rate of 4.0%, which places the United States forty-ninth among all countries. The World Health Organization also calculated a seven day average of only 4,260 deaths as compared to numbers double that earlier this year. ~

ARTICLE: KYLE SMITH

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