The number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. has reached another grim milestone.
40 million cases – more than 10% of the population contracting the virus since the pandemic began.
Three months ago, the number of daily new cases had dropped to around 15,000. But with the highly contagious Delta variant, we are now seeing over 160,000 new cases confirmed – every day.
- William Haseltine is Chair & President of ACCESS Health International.
- James O’Dea is Vice President of Operations at Hartford Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Network.
- Rafael Bernal is a reporter for The Hill.
- Peter Chin-Hong is Professor of medicine and an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.
Coronavirus: Total US COVID-19 cases top 40 million as death toll nears 650K https://t.co/QrUupjalUE
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Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Florida and Arkansas are nearly out of ICU beds as Covid-19 cases surge across the US — particularly among unvaccinated Americans. https://t.co/LaL09odcgB
— CNN (@CNN) August 31, 2021