US coronavirus cases top 800,000, according to Johns Hopkins
LOS ANGELES - The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus crossed 800,000 on April 21, according to the most recent data from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the world topped 2.5 million on Tuesday, based on Johns Hopkins’ data.
There have been more than 43,000 deaths and 73,000 recoveries from COVID-19 in the United States. The U.S. has more confirmed cases than any other nation.
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In the United States, more than 4 million individuals have been tested, according to Johns Hopkins, with just over 118,000 individuals having been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
New York City remains the epicenter of the U.S. pandemic, with the metropolis reporting over 14,000 deaths alone, more than the death counts for countries including Belgium, Iran and Germany.
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Across the U.S., many governors and local government officials are grappling with the decision on whether to extend stay-at-home orders or lift some COVID-19 restrictions. Because there is no national lockdown or stay-at-home order, those decisions have been left up to state and local leaders
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On April 20, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he would be signing an executive order that would temporarily suspend immigration into the United States.
While immigration had not previously been suspended during the pandemic, it is a process that has been made more complicated due to border closures and international travel restrictions.