In the United States, an estimated 5.4 million people lost their health insurance as a result of a coronavirus pandemic, writes the New York Times. The magazine bases the information on a recent report by Families USA, which looked at the situation from February to May.

People lost their health insurance while they became unemployed. In the United States, health insurance is often linked to the workplace.

In the United States, more than 3.3 million people have been infected with the coronavirus. The United States has the highest number of infections in any country in the world.