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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The United States confirmed 73,919 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 9.8 percent of the 754,858 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 1,035 deaths were attributed to the virus on Tuesday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 141,992.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control estimated the true number of coronavirus cases in the United States could range from six to 24 times the number of confirmed cases, depending on geographic location. Much of the study’s data is from March and April, but it concludes that the vast majority of Americans are still vulnerable to COVID-19.