(Reuters) – U.S. Death of the coronavirus novels reached 100,000 on Wednesday even as the daily death rate declined, businesses reopened and Americans emerged from locking up all over the country.
About 1,400 Americans die on average every day in May, down from the peak of the outbreak in April when an average of 2,000 people died each day.
GRAPHIC: Track new coronavirus in the U.S. – https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-USA/0100B5K8423/index.html
U.S. death toll higher than deaths from seasonal flu that returned to the 1957-1958 season, when 116,000 died. In about three months, COVID-19 deaths exceeded the number of Americans killed in the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the US conflict in Iraq from 2003-2011 – combined.
The corona virus has killed more people than the AIDS epidemic from 1981 to 1989.
The total number of US corona virus cases is more than 1.7 million with several southern states seeing new cases increasing in the past week, according to Reuters data analysis from the COVID Tracking Project, a voluntary effort to track the outbreak.
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Globally, corona virus cases have reached 5.6 million with more than 350,000 deaths since the outbreak began in China late last year and then arrived in Europe and the United States. South America now bears the biggest burden of this outbreak, with Brazil having the second highest number of cases in the world.
GRAPHIC: World-focused country-by-country tracker – https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/COUNTRIES/oakveqlyvrd/index.html?id=united-kingdom
Of the 20 countries worst affected, the United States ranks eighth based on per capita deaths, according to a Reuters count. The United States has three fatalities per 10,000 people. Belgium is first with eight deaths per 10,000, followed by Spain, Britain and Italy, according to a Reuters analysis.
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(Writing by Lisa Shumaker; editing by Diane Craft)
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