The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. topped 2 million on Thursday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The alarming new figure comes as many states begin to lift lockdown orders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also put out dire warnings about increasing infection numbers. A CDC report dated June 9 shows infection numbers in the U.S. increasing by 36 percent per day. The majority of other countries listed, including the United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain, enjoyed declining infection rates. Only Russia, Peru, and India’s infection numbers were growing, and even then by less than 5 percent. Health experts the world over have warned that the pandemic is far from finished, and some have even predicted another 100,000 Americans will die from it. More than 110,000 have died from the virus in the U.S.
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