Coronavirus: cases in US pass 102,000
1590 killed by coronavirus in American
There are at least 102,702 cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University’s health tally. US cases that are detected and tested in the country through public health systems, so far, 1,590 people have died in total in the US from coronavirus.
The total includes cases from all 50 states, Washington, DC, and other U.S. territories, as well as all repatriated cases.
The US has passed China where the virus surfaced in late 2019 in terms of total cases. However, Italy continues to edge towards 10,000 in terms of the death toll.
Iran has reported 139 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total to 2,517.
At least 3,076 more cases were also recorded, bringing the total number of infected people to 35,409, Iranian Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced on state television.
The US believes the real numbers of cases and deaths in the country are higher than those being reported.
Here’s some background: Iran declared an intercity travel ban starting Thursday for two weeks to help stop the spread of coronavirus
Iran lashes out at US: In a tweet on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US is impeding the global fight against coronavirus with its sanctions on Iran.