NEW YORK — The number of people diagnosed with coronaviruses has surpassed 1 million in the United States, according to a new study.
More than 11 million people were diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. in the first week of October.
It’s the largest global outbreak in history.
And, while the numbers are not huge, they are significant, said Dr. Steven A. Kretzmann, a public health scientist at Johns Hopkins University.
“We’re now approaching the tipping point,” he said.
“We are seeing a significant increase in the number of cases, with coronavevirus cases, the coronavecovirus death toll, the new cases in hospitals, and more people contracting the virus.”
The report, which was published Thursday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, is based on an analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It found that the average number of coronaviral deaths per 1,000 people increased from 3.2 deaths per 100,000 in 2011 to 4.4 in 2016, according the CDC.
Kretzman said the increase in deaths could be related to the fact that the virus has spread quickly through the U