Coronavirus Cases in the U.S Surpass 1 Million; Deaths Now Top Vietnam War Toll

April 29, 2020

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Over one million Americans have been infected by the coronavirus since the pandemic began, UPI reports. The benchmark was passed sometime Tuesday, and was reflected in the virus tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins, who have been monitoring the spread of the disease worldwide. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 58,000 Americans have also died from the disease, and more than 5.6 million tests have been administered. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York also announced that stats in his state are finally showing decline, as new hospitalizations fell below 1,000 for the first time in a month. "This number is basically reducing, but not at a tremendous rate," Cuomo said. "The only thing tremendous is the number of New Yorkers who still pass away." Cuomo also said the state isn't ready yet to let non-essential businesses re-open, but says that's the goal, while outlining a 12-point plan for a controlled re-opening. The Daily Beast reports that in just four months, the death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed that of all Americans killed in Vietnam between 1955 and 1975.