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USA coronavirus cases approach 6 million as Midwest, schools face outbreaks By

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Patty Aguilar | 02 September, 2020, 01:06

"Nationwide, metrics on new cases, deaths, hospitalizations and the positivity rates of tests are all declining, but there are emerging hotspots in the Midwest", a USA epidemiologist said.

While the rate of infection is slowing down in the USA, the recent data shows that the country is far from having the novel coronavirus under control as the number of cases just passed 6,000,000, by far the most in the world, according to The New York Times.

Global deaths from COVID-19 stand at over 842,000, with the USA having the highest number with 182,779, followed by Brazil with 120,262 and Mexico with 63,819.

Even though the number of hospitalizations is trending down, the number of new infections per day remains around 40,000, showing that the surge in cases from the beginning of the summer is having a lingering effect, as The Washington Post reported.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) leave with a patient at Hialeah Hospital where the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients are treated, in Hialeah, Florida, U.S., July 29, 2020.

For example, the counties in Iowa with the most active cases are also the ones that are home to the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, according to Reuters. Across the country, colleges and universities have seen outbreaks after students return to school, causing others to move to online-only learning.

The United States tested on average 715,000 people a day last week, up from 685,000 people a day the prior week, but down from a peak in late July of over 800,000 people a day.

Across the Midwest, infections have also risen after an annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota drew more than 365,000 people from across the country from August 7 to 16.

Brazil's curve "has stabilised now, but at a very risky level: almost 1,000 deaths and 40,000 cases per day", said Christovam Barcellos, a researcher at public health institute Fiocruz.

South Dakota reported a record 425 new cases on Saturday, which is up from the 149 daily infections reported a month earlier.

More than eight months into the pandemic, the number of people being tested for COVID-19 has fallen in recent weeks.

Public health officials believe the USA needs to test more frequently to find asymptomatic Covid-19 carriers to slow the spread of the disease.

California leads the nation with more than 700,000 confirmed cases.

The US also has the most deaths in the world at over 187,000 but ranks 11th for deaths per capita, exceeded by countries such as Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Chile, Spain and the United Kingdom.

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