THE US recorded more coronavirus cases in November than most country’s total for the whole YEAR, official figures show.
More than 4 million Covid-19 cases were recorded across America this month – higher than nearly all other world nations’ total caseloads except for India and Brazil.
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Public health experts are warning the US will keep seeing record-breaking numbers in the final month of 2020
New data from Johns Hopkins University reveals the US has seen more than 13.3 million confirmed cases and around 267,000 deaths, since the start of the pandemic.
India has recorded 9.4 million cases and Brazil has 6.3 million, according to the shocking figures.
Other nations with the highest case counts — including Russia, France, Spain and the United Kingdom — have between 1.6 million and 2.3 million.
There have been a total of 62.8 million confirmed cases and 1.4 million deaths worldwide – with the US toll making up nearly 20% of total number of global fatalities.
However, public health experts are warning the US will keep seeing record-breaking numbers in the final month of 2020.
November 24 was the deadliest day of the pandemic since May, with more than 2,100 coronavirus deaths nationwide.
And half of the nation’s 50 states reported their highest daily toll for the virus, with many such as California bringing in tough new measures in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.
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The month also brought encouraging news about vaccines, with three candidates reported to be more than 90% effective.
The first U.S. vaccinations expected to begin in December once the FDA grants emergency authorization.
Health care workers are among the first people earmarked to be vaccinated.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, warned that more spikes will come after millions of people traveled for Thanksgiving — something public health officials advised Americans to avoid.
Speaking to ABC News’ This Week programme on Sunday, Fauci said: “We may see a surge upon a surge.
“We don’t want to frighten people, but that’s just the reality.”
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