Coronavirus Death Toll Surges Past 100,000 in the U.S.

May 28, 2020

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The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. surpassed a grim milestone Wednesday, topping the 100,000 dead mark in less than four months, according to the database run by Johns Hopkins University. The AP reports that the toll is less than the 170,000 dead in all of Europe. In all, 5.6 million people worldwide have been infected and over 350,000 have died during the pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, issued a stern warning after watching video of Memorial Day crowds gathered at a pool party in Missouri. “We have a situation in which you see that type of crowding with no mask and people interacting. That’s not prudent, and that’s inviting a situation that could get out of control,” he said during an interview Wednesday on CNN. “Don’t start leapfrogging some of the recommendations in the guidelines because that’s really tempting fate and asking for trouble.”