As COVID-19 nears a million U.S. infections, an interactive timeline chronicles its growth

With each passing day, more Americans are diagnosed with COVID-19. The total count is nearing 1 million and the illness has killed more people in one month than flu did during the entire 2018-2019 season. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s top infectious disease expert, predicted in late March that more than a million people in the U.S. could contract the virus — but now the number is certain to be much higher.

This timeline highlights pivotal moments in the U.S. battle against the virus alongside the rising tide of infections.

Pablo Alvarez, a Cuban and Puerto Rican American, has interest in writing anything and everything regarding politics, the environment, community stories and much more. He wants to write groundbreaking stories that matter to readers and have an impact on them.