US surpasses 5m virus cases, Brazil death toll now 1,00,000 – Times of India

While politicians wrangled over a pandemic relief package and schools struggled over whether to open their doors to students, the US passed another milestone on Saturday: more than five million known coronavirus infections — adding a million cases in just over two weeks, according to Johns Hopkins University. No other country has reported as many cases. Brazil ranks second, with more than three million.
The US reported its millionth case on April 28, more than three months after the first reported case. The country passed two million cases on June 10, three million on July 7 and four million on July 23. The number of new coronavirus cases daily peaked on July 16, with 75,697. It has been slowly tapering off since then, to a seven-day average of around 54,000 per day. At least 161,000 people have died since the pandemic began.
Brazil too surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from Covid-19. The nation people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since May.
Australian state of Victoria, reported its deadliest day of the outbreak on Sunday with 17 deaths. It also has reported 394 cases in the past 24 hours.
In some positive news, New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days without a domestic transmission of the coronavirus, but warned against complacency. New Zealand has 23 active cases in managed isolation facilities, and 1,219 cases in all so far.

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