CNN: US tops 5 million Covid-19 cases, with five states making up more than 40% of tally
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Early Sunday, COVID-19 cases topped 5 million cases:
The US topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday -- and as experts have highlighted before, the true number of infections could be many times higher.
Globally, we now hold more than a quarter of the world's cases and we lead the world with the most deaths related to COVID-19:
The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. Of the country's 5,036,387 estimated cases, 162,851 have been deadly, according to data collected by John Hopkins University.
To put the number in perspective, that means the United States has had more Covid-19 cases than Ireland has people. The number of cases is also slightly higher than the entire population of Alabama.
Despite the nationwide surge of COVID-19, 40% of cases can be found in a five states:
As of this week, five states account for more than 40% of US infections: California (with the most cases in the country), Florida, Texas, New York and Georgia.
COVID-19 is not slowing down. It is only getting worst and it's having devastating impacts for many families across the nation.
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