US coronavirus cases reach 1 million

US coronavirus cases reach 1 million
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This week will mark several new milestones in the coronavirus pandemic as US cases reach 1 million, more businesses reopen and some local health workers start testing the public for antibodies, APA reports citing CNN.

As of Monday, more than 1,004 802 people have been infected in the US, and more than 56,498 have died.

A University of Washington model frequently cited by the White House coronavirus task force suggests no state should open their economies before Friday -- and many should wait much longer.

But some parts of the country are already doing so -- even if some cities and states are at odds with each other.

On Monday, City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced a road map to reopen the city in phases. While he did not announce the rollout date of this phased plan, he said that Miami-Dade county will reopen parks, waterways and golf courses before the city is ready for phase one.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he's not putting a date on when the state will reopen, even though its stay-at-home orders are set to expire Thursday.

"We are going to do everything in a smart way," DeSantis said. "I am less concerned about the date and more concerned about getting it right."

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