Apu Gomez/Getty ImagesMeanwhile, the new illness had spread from its epicenter in Wuhan, leading to the first confirmed case in the United States on Jan. 20.
Cases in the United States surpassed China by March 28, with 120,123 cases to Italy’s 92,472 and China’s 81,999.
And for the first time since the pandemic, the COVID-19 death toll within the United States topped 100,000 people.
JuneAs protests ramped up into June, a fence erected around the White House became, instead, the backdrop for protest art against police brutality.
Medical professionals and first responders became the first in the United States to receive the vaccination that Monday.