The United States COVID-19 cases have exceeded 5.9 million on Monday.
Medical experts in the country have warned of complications arising from the impending flu season and likely surge of the virus throughout the fall season.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. leads all other countries in cases with 5,979,104 on Sunday, far outpacing the second-hardest-hit country in Brazil, which has confirmed 3,846,153.
The seven-day moving average of cases was 41,573 on August 29, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The U.S. also leads in reported deaths with 182,909, and the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is currently predicting fatalities will reach 317,000 by the end of the year, with the figure rising if restrictions are eased and falling if face mask use becomes universal.
Outbreaks in early-opening schools and colleges portend the likely complications of the fall semester, with states and districts debating how and even if in-person instruction should be done, including in Florida where the state’s largest teachers union successfully sued the Department of Education over its order to reopen schools.
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