US Covid-19 cases surpass 1 million

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Coronavirus confirmed cases in the United States exceeded a sobering 1 million Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The US now accounts for nearly one-third of all infections worldwide with total confirmed cases sitting at 3,083,467.

Making the US the hardest-hit nation worldwide, the country recorded 1,002,498 confirmed infections nationwide, including 57,266 deaths and 112,315 recoveries.

New York state continues to be the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the country, with nearly 30% of all confirmed cases, or 291,996 recorded there.

Hub of world commerce, New York City has the vast majority of the state’s infections with 162,338 confirmed positives, as well as 17,515 of the state’s 22,668 deaths.

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