Today, the United States became the country with the highest number of registered cases of coronavirus, according to data compiled by both Johns Hopkins University and The New York Times.
It was a matter of time before the United States became the country with the most registered cases of coronavirus, in part because of the number of citizens it has (about 330 million). Johns Hopkins University said today that there are already 82,404 cases, while The New York Times said that there were at least 81,321 people infected, figures that place the North American nation above the countries that registered the highest number of infections so far, China. and Italy.
Italy’s reported cases stood at 80,539 on Thursday, and China’s at 81,285, according to an AFP count. American hospitals have reported being increasingly overwhelmed with coronavirus cases, and 40% of the 330 million residents are under confinement orders to prevent the spread of the disease.
At least 1,178 people have died from the virus in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University, including 100 deaths in the last day in the city most affected by the virus, New York.
While deaths are still higher elsewhere, experts say new infection numbers show that many Americans will die, and the true number of infections could be much higher than the official number due to a shortage of test kits.
The official count of coronavirus cases in the United States comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has lagged behind external counts. On Thursday night, the CDC computed 68,440 cases.
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