According to a statistics conducted by “Reuters” agency, the number of deaths due to the new Corona virus in the United States exceeded the number of Americans who were killed during the Vietnam War, which was 58,220, while the number of cases crossed the million mark.
According to the census, the number of cases in the United States has doubled, and this number represents one third of all cases in the world.
The actual number of cases is believed to be higher and state public health officials warn that a shortage of trained workers and materials has negatively affected screening capabilities.
About 30% of cases were detected in New York State, the epicenter of the outbreak in the country, followed by New Jersey, Massachusetts, California and Pennsylvania.
The number of deaths in the United States since the first death was recorded on February 29, reached 58,233 people, an increase of more than 2,000 from the previous day
According to a forecast model developed by the University of Washington and often cited by White House officials, the outbreak could cause the death of more than 74,000 people in the country, compared to earlier projections that put the number at 67,600.
Globally, cases have exceeded 4 million since the outbreak began in China late last year. The United States, the world’s third most populous country, has five times the number of cases detected in the next most affected countries: Italy, Spain and France.
According to Reuters, among the twenty countries most affected by the disease, the United States ranks fifth, based on the number of cases versus the number of individuals. In the United States there are about 30 cases per 10,000 people. Spain ranks first, with more than 48 cases per 10,000 people, followed by Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.
In addition to exceeding the death toll from the Vietnam War, deaths due to the virus in the United States have exceeded the number of deaths due to seasonal influenza in recent years, except for the 2017-2018 season, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Influenza deaths range from 12,000 in the 2011-2012 seasons to 61,000 during 2017-2018.