COVID-19 has killed more than 170,000 Americans

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More than 170,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, according to John Hopkins University virus tracker. At least 5.4 million people have contracted the deadly bug in the United States.

The respiratory disease has killed more than 775,000 people worldwide from over 21 million infections.

Health experts in the United States, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have warned that with the cold season not far away, things may get even worse during fall if nothing is done immediately.

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While Americans are still debating over whether to wear masks or not, and whether to social distance at rallies or inside churches, the virus continues to accelerate dangerously, killing both the elderly, the young and children.

The failure of the Trump administration to reach a deal with Democrats on the unemployment benefits and and in other areas for Americans to vote safely and prepare for the fall means the virus may hit the United States harder in the coming months.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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