COVID-19 Global cases of coronavirus just hit 1 million doubling in a week,
The number of people who have contracted coronavirus around the world doubled in just one week as the virus spreads across Europe and North America and establishes a toehold in Africa. Just before COVID-19 global cases reached 1 million, the COVID-19 worldwide death toll passed 50,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
“Over the past five weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new coronavirus cases, reaching almost every country, territory, and area,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Infections in the U.S. now account for more than 20% of infections globally. The virus has infected more than 92,000 people in New York state alone. White House officials estimate that between 100,000 to 240,000 people in the U.S. will die from COVID-19 with a peak in fatalities over the next two weeks.