Coronavirus Cases in U.S. Doubled in Past Week

The United States is seeing a significant rising in the number of coronavirus cases in the last weeks, with numbers doubling in the past five days, and death toll quickly rising as well.

The virus, which was first reported in Wuhan, China, has infected over 939,000 people across 180 countries, including the U.S., which is now the epicenter of the pandemic with more than 216,700 confirmed cases, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, Newsweek reported.

More than 195,000 have recovered from infection, including nearly 90 percent of China’s infected population of 82,300 patients and at least 8,672 in the U.S. But 47,200 have died, including more than 5,000 in the U.S., as of Thursday.

The outbreak has been gaining ground in the U.S. from around mid-March, when the number of cases exploded, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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