At least 124,000 people have died from coronavirus in the U.S. At least 2,619,000 cases have been reported.

Eastchester Democratic Committee
Jul 01 2020

The country’s top infectious-disease expert, Anthony S. Fauci, emphasized in testimony before Congress the need for wearing masks in hopes of squelching new surges as states loosen more and more of the restrictions that were put in place in March and April.

Criteria for reporting deaths has changed in some states and cities, and numbers in this story may fluctuate as jurisdictions adjust their counting and reporting procedures. In mid-April, New York City added more than 3,700 deaths of people who were presumed to have the coronavirus but were never tested, and New Jersey added more than 1,800 on June 25.

Most health officials — including Fauci, in earlier testimony — said the virus has killed more people than official death tolls indicate.

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