COVID-19: US hit 2 million coronavirus cases

COVID-19: US hit 2 million coronavirus cases

- The confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States now stand at 2,000,500

- The number of those that have lost their lives to the deadly disease stands at 112,629

- Coronavirus cases have continued to increase in countries around the world

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The United States has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and more than 112,000 people have died from the deadly disease.

The dire landmark was reached on Wednesday, June 10, as the infections are rising in at least 20 states, NRP reports. notes that Jeffrey Shaman of the Columbia University School of Public Health said that it seems the United States has given up and accepted the disease as a facet of life.

Shaman said: "It seems that we, the U.S., has given up and accepted this disease as a facet of life.

"It didn't have to be this way, and it still doesn't going forward."

According to the New York Times COVID-19 tracker, officials have confirmed at least 2,000,500 cases and 112,629 fatalities in the US.

In other news, General Charles Q Brown Jr has been confirmed by the Senate as the 22nd Air Force chief of staff in the United States on Tuesday, June 9.

COVID-19: US hit 2 million coronavirus cases

Donald Trump. Photo credit: Politico
Source: UGC

The army general has made history by becoming the first black military service chief and the second black officer to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In a tweet, President Donald Trump described the army chief as a patriot and great leader, with whom he is excited to work even more closely.

The US president called the 98-0 Senate vote "a historic day for America".

Brown succeeds General David Goldfein, who is expected to retire later this year.

Meanwhile, previously reported that an 18-year-old boy identified as Antonio Gwynn Jr has been rewarded with a car and a college scholarship after spending 10 hours to clean up a street in Buffalo, New York.

Bailey Avenue in Buffalo was covered in glass and garbage after protests occasioned by George Floyd's death.

An organised group of neighbours arrived later to start cleaning up and realised that the teenager had already done most of the work.

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