Covid 19

US Tops World in Number of Coronavirus Cases

The United States on Thursday overtook China and Italy in confirmed coronavirus cases as the U.S. surged up to 82,404 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Now the United States took the number-one spot from China, which has 81,782 cases, followed by Italy with 80,589 cases.  The U.S. now has accounted for about 14.9 percent of cases worldwide.

The U.S. remained number-six in the world for most deaths with 1,300, behind Italy, Spain, China, Iran and France respectively.

New York state has accounted for nearly half of the country’s cases with 37,258.

Globally, 549.604 cases have been confirmed, with 24.863 deaths and rising.

You can track the worldwide spread of the coronavirus outbreak at an online interactive dashboard, hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

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