News U.S. reports 3-million cases of COVID-19 SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Wednesday, Jul. 8th, 2020 Illustration of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2, the cause of COVID-19 (Alissa Eckert, MS, Dan Higgins, MAMS) It is a grim milestone in the United States. The country is now reporting 3-million cases of COVID-19. The staggering number is compounded by the fact that it has only been 28 days since the country had 2-million cases, meaning it has taken less than a month for another 1-million Americans to become infected with the virus. Yesterday, there were 60-thousand new cases reported, a record high. Hospitals are quickly running out of intensive care units or are at capacity, to treat patients, especially in the southern States. New modelling out of the States suggests 2-hundred thousand people will die by November from the coronavirus if masks are not worn by the general population. Already, 1-hundrend and 33-thousand Americans have died since January.