US Covid-19 deaths exceed 100,000 amid reopening

The death toll in the United States is higher than the deaths caused by the seasonal flu of 1957-1958.

ReutDeaths in the United States from the new coronavirus surpassed 100,000 even as there was a decline in the daily average, businesses reopen and Americans leave confinements behind .

About 1,400 Americans died on average each day in May, a drop from the high point of the outbreak in April, when 2,000 people died on average each day .

The death toll in the United States is higher than the deaths caused by the seasonal flu of 1957-1958, when there were 116,000 deaths.

In about three months, deaths from Covid-19 outweighed the loss of life of Americans in the KoreanWar, the Vietnam War, and the conflict in Iraq combined.

Furthermore, the coronavirus has killed more people than the AIDS epidemic from 1981 to 1989.

Total cases of coronavirus in the United States exceed 1.7 million, with some southern states seeing a rise in new cases in the past week, according to a Reuters analysis of data from the Covid Monitoring Project, a volunteer-led effort to track the outbreak.

Globally, coronavirus cases have surpassed 5.6 million, with more than 350,000 deaths since the outbreak began in China late last year and then spread to Europe and the United States. South America now faces the greatest burden of the outbreak, with Brazil adding the second largest number of infected in the world.

Of the 20 most severely affected countries, the United States ranks eighth based on deaths per capita, according to a Reuters count, with three deaths per 10,000 people.

Belgium ranks first with eight deaths per 10,000 people , followed by Spain, Britain and Italy, according to Reuters analysis.

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