Last Week, More Americans Died Of COVID Than During The Entire Iraq War
Based on data from the World Health Organization’s webpage, the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has increased by more than 200,000 from June 1 to June 11.
- The World Health Organization reports that as of June 1, the United States had seen 1,757,522 COVID-19 cases total. This includes active cases, deaths, and recoveries.
- As of June 11 at 8:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time, the United States had seen 1,968,331 COVID-19 cases total.
- This is an increase of approximately 11.9%, i.e. 1,757,522 ÷ 1,968,331 = 1.119.
- The sharpest increase during this time span was on June 7, which saw 28,922 new cases.
- The smallest increase was on June 5, which saw 14,583 new cases.
- Since the beginning of the outbreak, there have been 111,978 deaths related to COVID-19.
- The Organization reports that the United States had seen 103,554 deaths as of June 1.
- As of June 11 at 8:20 AM EDT, the United States has seen 111,978 deaths. In other words, there have been 8,424 new deaths in the last ten days, i.e. 111,978 - 103,554.
Comparison to Iraq War:
- There were 6,398 deaths in the first week of June: June 1 -914 deaths, June 2 -693 deaths, June 3-761 death, June 4-1,043 deaths, June 5-825 deaths, June 6-1,035 deaths, and June 7- 1,127 deaths
- Defense Department reports 4505 deaths during the entire Iraq War, including Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom.
*There is sometimes slight variation between the values reported by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Johns Hopkins University. For example, due to time zone differences, sometimes cases are reported late one day at the Centers for Disease Control but early the next day at the World Health Organization.
**Correction, the original headline compared the entire Iraq conflict to deaths from June 1-8, instead of Iraq War deaths. For data purposes, the 'Iraq Conflict' and the 'Iraq War' are different things.