US adds 1 million COVID-19 cases in less than a week

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The US surpassed 11 million coronavirus cases Sunday, adding one million new cases in less than a week, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The dizzying rise came as cities and states across the United States were implementing new restrictions to try to halt the spread of the virus, with stay-at-home orders set to be imposed on Chicago Monday.

The US had crossed the 10 million case threshold on Monday, November 9.

As of 8.30pm Sunday (0130 GMT Monday) – just six days later – the Johns Hopkins University real-time tracker showed that the confirmed US caseload stood at 11,025,046.

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There have been 246,108 deaths in the country. Both are the highest tolls in absolute terms in the world.


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