I work with many people in international places. I meet once a week with a team member in India. Every week I am shocked by the covid stats he shares with me and I have to go look it up.
The big difference is that there they count you as 'Recovered' when you get over it. In the US the a positive test result is counted as an 'Active Case' and in many states the only way to not be an 'Active Case' anymore it if you die so they can count you as a 'Corona Virus Death'. Yes really.