Published: Fri, March 27, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

United States now leads world in confirmed coronavirus cases

United States now leads world in confirmed coronavirus cases

A tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Thursday evening that more than 82,400 cases have been reported in the USA and almost 81,800 cases have been confirmed in China.

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Since the U.S. reported its first coronavirus case on January 20, more than 1,100 people in the country have died from the disease. There are only 3,947 active cases in China at the moment, a starkly low number compared to the U.S.'s 77,830 active cases.

The 20,000 confirmed cases in NY represent more confirmed cases than the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada combined.

A Animal Medical Center employee wears a hazmat suit as she collects a pet from their owner and ushers them into the hospital as part of precautions against COVID-19 on March 24, 2020 in New York City. However, Italy leads the world in deaths from the virus with 8,165.

As the scientific community warned in the US for some time, a lower case count doesn't necessarily mean there's no cause for concern. And the United States is bleeding jobs as well: The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week was almost five times the old record, set in 1982.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the worst is yet to come for the spike in coronavirus cases in New York City. Why are they not being allowed to serve?" de Blasio said, adding, "I guarantee you, they're ready to serve.

The rescue plan, which is expected to be voted on in the House on Friday, would dispense checks of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child. Reports of new infections from inside the country have stopped.

In New York, the state's death toll jumped by 100 in one day, pushing the number to 385, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

In the Mideast, Saudi Arabia announced a total lockdown on the capital, Riyadh, and Islam's two holiest cities, Mecca and Medina, in addition to a nationwide curfew.

The flu and pneumonia caused around 60,000 deaths.

To halt the virus' spread, people in many USA cities and states are under some form of lockdown order.

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