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US cases ‘may have topped 20 million’

US cases ‘may have topped 20 million’

By Rashika Kumar
Friday 26/06/2020

At least 20 million people may already have been infected with COVID-19.

BBC reports that the Centers for Disease Control says the true number of cases is likely to be 10 times higher than the reported figure.

It comes as the state of Texas halted its reopening as infections and hospitalisations surged.

The US has recorded 2.4m confirmed infections and 122,370 deaths.

Some southern and western states have been reporting record numbers of cases in recent days.

The University of Washington predicts 180,000 US deaths by October - or 146,000 if 95% of Americans wear masks.

[Source: BBC News]

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