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US hits 1 million coronavirus cases

Deaths across the nation are close to 60,000.

Statue of Liberty wearing a face mask to protect from Coronavirus
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In a new grim milestone, the US now has more than 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to tracking numbers from the John Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Research Center. As of 11:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday, there have been 57,266 deaths from 1,002,498 confirmed cases in the US. Around 5.6 million people have been tested across the nation.

By comparison, the next closest nation is Spain, which has just over 230,000 cases and 23,800 deaths. Globally, there have been 215,000 deaths from more than 3 million confirmed cases. Here's how to track the spread of COVID-19 across the world.

On Monday, the CDC added six more coronavirus symptoms to its list to help you decide whether to get a test. The CDC says you may have contracted the coronavirus if you have either a cough or shortness of breath. You might also have COVID-19 if you're suffering from two or more of the following:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Here's how to find a coronavirus testing site near you and where to find household goods when Walmart, Amazon and Costco are out of stock.

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.