US Coronavirus Cases Top 3M

Washington, D.C. (Wednesday, July 8 2020) – The number of persons in the United States infected with COVID-19 has now surpassed 3 million and experts believe millions more probably have the virus.

The death toll has also hit nearly 132,000.  Health officials say the numbers are rising fast because many Americans have fallen into a false sense of security, abandoning social distancing guidelines and wearing masks.

While the infection rate is steadily climbing, the number of deaths has stabled off in recent weeks.  But experts caution reading too much into that statistic. “It’s a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.