Coronavirus: US surpasses 5 million cases

Coronavirus: US surpasses 5 million cases
FILE - In this Monday, April 13, 2020, file photo, a patient arrives in an ambulance cared for by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 coronavirus concerns outside NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. America's failure so far to contain the spread of the coronavirus as it moves across the country has been met with astonishment and alarm on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) (John Minchillo/AP)

The U.S. coronavirus caseload reached a grim milestone Sunday of 5 million confirmed cases, as the country seeks to try and contain the virus while leading the world in infections.

Of the more than 5 million cases, there have been 162,441 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins' tracking information.

The U.S. leads the world in cases. Brazil has more than 3 million cases and in India there are more than 2.1 million cases.

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Cases continue to rise in more than 20 states. Five states, California, Florida, Texas, New York and Georgia, make up more than 40% of U.S. infections, CNN reported.

New York, once a hot-bed of virus infections, has continued to decrease its caseload. Its positivity rate, the amount of people tested who are positive, is below 1%.

Health officials believe the number of U.S. infection is far greater. Given the limits of testing and large number of mild infections that have been unreported or unrecognized, officials believe the number of infections could be 10 times higher than reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.