This is how the coronavirus spread in the US to more than 1 million people.
Since the first COVID-19 case on US soil was identified Jan. 21, cases have cropped up in every corner of the nation and 58,000 lives have been lost.
In just three months, the coronavirus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China, accelerated to account for nearly one-third of reported global cases, hitting the 1 million mark on Tuesday.
Here’s a timeline of how the outbreak has unfolded:
Coronavirus officially arrives in the US, as officials announce the first patient, a Washington state man in his 30s who visited Wuhan.
The patient, a resident of Snohomish County, began suffering flu-like symptoms after arriving to the US on a flight Jan. 15 — before airports began screening travelers from the original epicenter of the outbreak, officials said.
The first known COVID-19 case in the US involving someone who had not traveled to China was detected in Illinois.
The Chicago man in his 60s caught the virus from his wife, who got sick after returning from a trip to Wuhan, health officials said.
Health officials announce what was believed to be the first known death on US soil from coronavirus in Washington state.
The patient, a man with underlying conditions in his 50s, succumbed to the virus at a Seattle-area hospital just hours he tested positive, officials said.
New York reported the first person to test positive from the virus, a 39-year-old healthcare worker who recently returned from Iran, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
The US passed 100 cases.
Cases in the US pass 1,000.
President Trump declares a national emergency to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic by freeing up $50 billion in federal funds.
Cases soar past 10,000, days after officially hitting all 50 states with West Virginia, the final holdout, confirming its first case of the deadly illness.
The US reaches 100,000 cases — more than any other any other country had reported.
Coronavirus cases top the grim milestone of 500,000 in the US as the country also surpasses Italy to have the highest death toll from the pandemic.
The US logged at least 19,400 coronavirus-related deaths, climbing above hard-hit Italy’s tally of 18,849, according to data from John Hopkins.
The US becomes the first country to surpass 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases — exponentially higher than other hard-hit nations, data shows.
The country was trailed by Spain, which had around 232,00 cases, and Italy, which saw about 201,000, according to John Hopkins. China reported 83,938 cases since the pathogen emerged in December.
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