The United States number of confirmed coronavirus cases skyrockets to 1,011,877 on Tuesday, far more than doubling in less than twenty-one days, following a data that was compiled by Johns Hopkins University, with 58,351 deaths, a larger loss of life than what was recorded by the US military in the Vietnam War.
The United States, home to about 4% of the global population, has confirmed about one-third of the global more than 3 million confirmed coronavirus infections. The first known cases of the coronavirus in China appeared in December 2019.
But it took almost four months for the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. to reach 500,000 on April 10 but has more than doubled in less than three weeks.
Latest data shows that more than 213,000 people have died of COVID-19 globally, and about 25% have occurred in the United States.