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WASHINGTON DC – The total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic just surpassed 100 million cases, according to John Hopkins University which has been tracking cases since 2020.

The United States leads the world with more than 25 million cases. As of 3 p.m., America had 25.362 million cases and growing.

Second is India with 10.676 million cases and Brazil third with 8.8 million Cases. Russia and the United Kingdom are a distant fourth and fith with just over 3 million cases each.

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According to the CDC, it is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this 1918 flu pandemic. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.

The number of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 2 million earlier this month.

The United States leads the world in COVID-19 deaths with more than 420,000.

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Graphic by Walsh Middle School student Nicholas Swan

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.