More than 100,000 people have died of coronavirus in the United States, the nation’s highest death toll, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. There have been almost 1.7 million confirmed cases of the virus across the country (of more than 5.6 million cases worldwide).
New York continues to have the highest number of deaths in any state in the United States, with more than 29,000. New Jersey, the state with the second highest toll, has lost over 11,000 people to the disease.
CBS News has collected stories about some of the lives lost to coronavirus. Among them are nurses, grocery stores, a former butler at the White House, beloved actors and singers, a mother and son who died nine days apart, a 45-year-old police officer, a 25-year master̵
The CDC reports that at least 291 doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the United States have died – many of them likely to be infected at work while dealing with the sick.
The virus has had a disproportionate effect on people of color. Especially the African American and Latin American communities have suffered from a large number of cases and a greater proportion of fatalities.
In New York, the country, The Bronx and Queens have reported most cases – both areas with more low-income sections and with high population groups of colors. Some zip codes in the city have double the rate of infection for New York’s general population.
At the height of New York’s coronavirus outbreak, the single-day deaths were COVID-19 in New York. On Tuesday the , a number that Governor Andrew Cuomo noted was still a tragedy.
Despite the dismal milestone, states across the United States continue to plan to reopen.
Texas, which has entered, reported its in confirmed cases since the pandemic began last week.
The Panhandle City of Dumas, Texas, recorded the highest number of cases per capita in the state. One of 41 residents there has tested positive for COVID-19, according to CBS Houston-affiliated KHOU-TV. The outbreak is believed to be bound to meat packing plants. Governor Greg Abbott has delayed the reopening plans in four Panhandle counties.
A significant proportion of coronavirus deaths occur in nursing homes across the country. Just last week, over 30% of total coronavirus deaths were connected to nursing homes.
The lack of staff at these facilities may have exacerbated the problem. CBS News found that outCited last year for failing to meet the standards of “adequate care staff.”
Another type of deficiency has been made, which covers land in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, a target for the pandemic: About 30% of homes there . During a time when hand washing is critical, the lack of infrastructure has contributed to society having what the president says is the highest per capita in the United States
In an attempt to slow down the spread of the virus, Navajo Nation spent the weekend during a strict 57-hour lockdown. Gallup New Mexicoearlier this month to prevent its widespread outbreak.
China, where the coronavirus outbreak began in late 2019, reported no new confirmed cases on Saturday for the first time since it started announcing infections in January. China also did not report any new deaths and only two suspected cases in 24 hours.