US coronavirus cases top 4 million

09:02, 24 July 2020 16
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Johns Hopkins University reported that the number of people infected with coronavirus in the United States exceeded 4 million people. The figure is based on federal and local government data.

Since the onset of the epidemic, 143,820 coronavirus patients have died in the United States. However, 1,210,849 Americans recovered from the disease.

The highest number of infections was recorded in California (421,857). The Golden State is followed by New York (409,697), Florida (389,868), and Texas (363,615).

More than 15.6 million people globally have contracted the virus throughout the pandemic. The deadly pathogen has claimed over 636,000 lives, though unable to cope with 9.54 million patients, who managed to recover.

WHO announced the coronavirus pandemic on March 11, 2020. The outbreak began in China in late 2019, with first cases reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province. According to preliminary estimations, the city's wet market became the source of COVID-19.

Russian medical specialists spent about two weeks developing a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Denis Logunov, the deputy director of Research Center at the Gamaleya Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology and one of the drug's creators, said it was literally a copy-paste.