U.S. surpasses 130,000 COVID-19 deaths as Arizona surpasses 100,000 cases


Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The United States has become the worst-affected country during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 2.8 million diagnosed cases and at least 130,007 deaths.

Arizona has become the eighth state to surpass 100,000 cases of the coronavirus. As of Monday morning, 89% of Arizona’s ICU beds are full, according to the state’s Department of Health.

Arizona now has 3,212 patients in hospitals. At least 1,810 people in the state have died. Arizona joins these states with more than 100,000 cases: New York, California, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois and Massachusetts.

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The pandemic has now killed more than 535,000 people worldwide. Over 11.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

— Information from ABC News was used in this report.

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