According to Johns Hopkins University, the US recorded 24,720 coronavirus cases and 921 related deaths over the past 24 hours.
By Saturday, the virus had killed more than 109,000 people in the United States and infected over 1.9 million.
More than 700,000 people have recovered from the disease.
A large portion of US cases is centered on New York City. Since March 20, New York state, Connecticut and New Jersey have accounted for about 50% of all US cases.
The first confirmed coronavirus case in the United States emerged on January 20, in Washington state, the same day that a first case was confirmed in South Korea. Months ensued in which the White House told states they would receive minimal federal support in obtaining testing kits, ventilators, protective equipment, and other gear.
Health experts warn that the United States can expect millions of Covid-19 cases and a tragic number of deaths to come unless the virus takes an unprecedented and unforeseen vector. With regional infection rates varying from about 5-20%, most experts believe the virus will continue to churn through the US population until the overall rate of infection is 50-60% – or until a vaccine is widely administered.
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