The United States' death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed Italy's death toll today, over 20,000. Deaths in the Italy are declining, while the US is rising rapidly.
Experts say that we have likely reached the peak for the entire country, but some states have yet to peak locally.
Worldwide, the death toll is over 107,000 and over 1.7 million confirmed cases, according to John Hopkins University.
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth