BALTIMORE >> The number of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases has surpassed 20 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
COVID-19 deaths have also increased in the United States, now totaling more than 346,000.
That’s nearly twice as many as the No. 2 country, India, and nearly one-quarter of the more than 83 million cases globally.
India and Brazil trail behind the U.S. in coronavirus cases at over 10 million and 7 million, respectively.
The increase comes as officials race to vaccinate millions of Americans but have come off to a slower and messier start.
President-elect Joe Biden criticized the Trump administration Tuesday for the pace of distributing COVID-19 vaccines and vowed to ramp up the current speed of vaccinations.
However, Biden acknowledged that it “will still take months to have the majority of Americans vaccinated.”