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The US has 4% of the world's population but 25% of its coronavirus cases

June 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

American life has been irrevocably altered by the worst pandemic in a century. Here, in dollars, percentages and — most tragically — lives, is the pandemic's devastating toll on the US.

That South American country has reported more than 57,600 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University's global case count.

Over 1,000 Americans die every day in the US from coronavirus

Coronavirus has now killed nearly 126,000 people in the US since the first death was reported in February, according to Johns Hopkins University's case count.

Americans ages 18 to 29 account for almost 18% of coronavirus cases now, CDC data shows.

More Americans also have died of coronavirus in less than five months than in all of World War I.

Black Americans are more than twice as likely as Whites to die from coronavirus

At least 26,747 Black Americans have died from coronavirus.

Black Americans are dying of Covid-19 at a disproportionately high rate: They represent over 12% of the US population but account for nearly a quarter of all US Covid-19 deaths, the research lab reported.

Black Americans' coronavirus death rate is 2. 3 times higher than that of White & Asian Americans and twice as high as the death rate for Latinos.

By comparison, White Americans represent over 62% of the US population but account for just about half of all coronavirus deaths.

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