As the novel coronavirus rips through America, its effect is being felt by over 1.5 million Americans who are confirmed infected. The ill-health, quarantines and lockdowns that are needed to fight the virus’s spread are freezing the economy. The fluctuating stock market has wiped out three years of gains. A record 33 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits, the highest number ever recorded.
Check out this infographic that highlights the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy.