Global Coronavirus Cases Pass 10 Million Mark
The novel coronavirus case count has surpassed 10 million, according to Business Insider.
Johns Hopkins University reported 10,039,286 cases of COVID-19 and 499,599 from the virus. Over 25 percent of global cases are from the US with at least 2,530,587 cases as of Saturday.
Brazil has 1,313,667 confirmed cases of COVID-19. By the end of next month, Brazil is expected to pass the US in the total number of positive cases. The origin of the disease in China has only reported 84,875 confirmed cases.
Cases in the US have surged recently in Texas, Florida, Arizona, and California. More than 5,500 patients are currently hospitalized and being treated for the virus. Arizona has 2,577 hospitalizations.
On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that a nationwide mask mandate was "long overdue." In early May, most US states started to lift stay-at-home orders and other measures that were used to curb the virus. On Friday, the US reported its all-time record for reported COVID-19 cases in a single day with over 40,000.
Texas Governor Greg Abbot stated that he reopened bars too soon and has since ordered them to close and reduced restaurant capacity to 50 percent.
President Trump has claimed that the increase in cases is a result of additional testing capacity in the US, but experts determined that this claim was false.