U.S. Reaches 25 Million COVID-19 Cases

Headline Roundup January 24th, 2021

The United States surpassed 25 million confirmed COVID-19 cases Sunday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday, there have been more than 417,000 COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. The grim milestone was reached nearly one year after the country's first COVID-19 case was confirmed, and occurs amid a delayed vaccine rollout, concerns about virus variants, and a transition of power. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned of a new strain that appears to be more easily transmissible. Last week, newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden unveiled his comprehensive plan to tackle the pandemic, which includes an ambitious vaccine plan, a mask mandate on federal property, and the creation of new task forces.

The story received coverage from outlets across the political spectrum.

U.S. Reaches 25 Million COVID-19 Cases

From the Center
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Almost exactly one year after the first case of the coronavirus was detected in the United States, the country has now reached 25 million confirmed infections. As it has for months, the U.S. remains by far the most coronavirus-riddled country in the world.

Data from Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center showed the U.S. passing the tragic marker as of Sunday morning. The true number of cases, however, is likely far higher: Many people become infected but never get tested, so they aren't reflected in the count.

The U.S. has...

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From the Right
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The United States has surpassed 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

The new milestone, reported Sunday by Johns Hopkins University, is a grim reminder of the coronavirus’ wide reach in the U.S., which has seen far more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country in the world.

The U.S. accounts for roughly one of every four cases reported worldwide and one of every five deaths. India has recorded the second most cases, with about 10.7 million.

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From the Left
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It took just over a year for the US to go from one to 25 million coronavirus infections.

That's an average of about 67,934 new infections every day, or an average of one new infection every 1.2 seconds since January 21, 2020.
As infections kept soaring this weekend, so did the death toll. As of Sunday, more than 417,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The US death toll could reach 569,000 by May 1, according to the University of...

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