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US Covid-19 cases surpass 19 million

The US' Covid-19 case count has risen to 19,000,572 with a total of 332,145 deaths so far.

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The total number of Covid-19 cases in the US topped 19 million on Sunday, according to the Centre for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The US’ Covid-19 case count rose to 19,000,572 with a total of 332,145 deaths as of 11.22am local time (1622 GMT), reported Xinhua news agency.

California, which leads with 2,123,163 cases, became the first US state to have more than two million cases. Texas reported 1,668,263 cases, followed by Florida with 1,264,588 cases. The states of Illinois and New York both registered more than 900,000 cases.

Other states with over 500,000 cases include Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin, the CSSE data showed.

The US remains the nation worst hit by the pandemic, with the world’s most cases and deaths, making up more than 23% of the global caseload.

Based on current projection scenario, an updated model forecast by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projected a total of 567,195 Covid-19 deaths in the US by April 1, 2021.

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