The countries of the United States, Brazil and India made a grim milestone.
The coronavirus cases in all the countries now surpassed its respective million thresholds.
According to a CNN report, in all three countries, the pandemic is wreaking havoc.
All are experiencing problems on their respective healthcare systems, economies, and residents’ daily lives.
The United States’ Woes
The US’s woes in connection with the coronavirus continue to pile up.
The country still holds the record for the highest number of cases in the world, with more than 3.5 million infections recorded.
To date, there are more than 77,000 new cases reported.
New daily cases have more than tripled in just a few weeks, said the report.
In addition, the figure had hovered around 25,000 in mid-June.
There is an effort to bring in hundreds of medical staff from other states.
Moreover, hospitals are running out of ICU beds.
Brazil is experiencing its own catastrophe.
Brazil got 2,012,151 cases and 76,688 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Its leader, President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive last week.
He previously dismissed the virus as just a “little flu.”
Also, he criticized local leaders imposing lockdowns.
He even accused others of inflating the death tolls to make the federal government response look bad.
Bolsonaro is a fan of US President Donald Trump.
India’s health ministry has reported 1,003,832 total cases and more than 25,600 deaths, said CNN.
Across the country, public and private hospitals are refusing critically ill patients.
This is due to lack of hospital beds, staff, and equipment.
The report added that the poorest citizens are the hardest hit.
About 74 million people live shoulder to shoulder in overcrowded shantytowns.
Here residents have no access to running water or sanitation and social distancing is impossible.