The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday released a new estimate of the number of people infected with the coronavirus and the number who died from the virus since the start of the pandemic.
The agency said the death toll was about half the estimated number of infections caused by the disease in March, a figure it attributed to the government’s effort to limit public health coverage for the pandemics coronaviruses.
It was a notable milestone, given that the number and death toll from the pandics pandemic has not been updated since the end of January.
But the new estimate is far from comprehensive.
The CDC is not providing a breakdown of deaths and coronavides cases.
It does not include the number or type of deaths from coronaviral illness in the U.K., where the coronaves outbreak began.
It also does not count cases of the virus in the United States, a key factor in understanding how many Americans have been infected.
The report comes as the Obama administration and Congress work on a long-term budget deal.
Covid-20 has killed more Americans than any other pandemic, with more than 3 million deaths and more than 1.5 million hospitalizations, according to a study published Thursday by Johns Hopkins University.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Control, which conducts the virus analysis, is expected to release its estimates of the coronovirus deaths and cases in the coming weeks.
In recent weeks, many health experts have criticized the CDC for the lack of detail in its estimate, saying the agency needs to release more information about how many people it is estimating are infected and how many are dying.
While the numbers have fallen, the number still stands at more than 300,000 people who are still living with the virus.
About 70,000 of those people have died.
The remaining 1.3 million are living with symptoms, or are under treatment for the virus and are at high risk of dying.