U.S. records more than 1 million coronavirus infections and over 56,000 deaths

More than one million people have contracted the novel coronavirus in the United States and at least 56,000 Americans have died.

As at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 27, at least 1,000,942 people had contracted the coronavirus in the United States while 56,527 deaths had been recorded, according to statistics website worldometers, which aggregates health information on the coronavirus in the United States and the world.

At least 137,591 people have so far recovered in the United States, according to the latest data.

According to Johns Hopkins University virus tracker, the United States had conducted at least 5,434,943 as at 5.35 p.m. on Monday.

Globally, more than 3 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and at least 210,000 people have died from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University virus tracker.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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