The United States recorded 1 million coronavirus cases Tuesday, the first nation in the world to reach the grim milestone, as states across the country wrestle with how and when to safely reopen businesses amid fears of economic disaster.
The landmark number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. comes just one day after global cases surpassed 3 million.
On the other hand, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated 29 million influenza (flu) cases have reached the US in the 2019-2020 season.
The CDC also indicates that mortality related to pneumonia and influenza has been low during this respiratory virus season. So far, there have been 16,000 flu-related deaths documented during the US influenza season. Of these, there have been 105 influenza-associated deaths among children.