US Reaches 150,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Posted on July 29, 2020 7:48 pm
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The United States reached another milestone on the coronavirus pandemic with COVID-19 toll passing 150,000 deaths Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

With nearly 4.5 million confirmed cases, the U.S. leads the world in both categories.

Although other countries are experiencing new case surges, their rates are below those in the United States, where some states, including California, Florida, and Texas, are breaking their own records weekly or daily.

U.S. health experts say many states reopened businesses and public attractions too soon. They also say a lack of clear federal guidance and enforcement on the federal level means governors must develop their own

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