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US now leads the world in confirmed COVID-19 cases

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

27th Mar, 2020. 08:49 pm
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US now leads the world in confirmed COVID-19 cases

The US has now the maximum coronavirus cases of any country in the planet, it overtakes Italy and China.
United States has now 84,000 infected people, and over 12,00 deaths.

According to the details, People have died in 42 out of the 50 U.S. states, the country’s territories and the District of Columbia (D.C.), as the pandemic spreads.

The sources of App said that New York has become the epicenter in the U.S. and has now reported more than 37,000 infections. The state estimates it will lose $10 billion-$15 billion in revenue.

The U.S. had more than 82,404 cases as of Thursday evening, according to the data, vaulting to the top spot amid ramped up testing.

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Experts have raised warnings that the U.S. trajectory is continuing to climb. The U.S. had more than 14,000 new cases on Wednesday, according to a New York Times tracker, and the number of new cases announced each day continues to climb.

Jeremy Konyndyk, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, wrote on Twitter that the U.S. case trajectories are “alarming.”

The worsening situation comes as President Donald Trump has expressed eagerness in recent days to ease up on measures that have closed businesses and urged people to stay at home. Experts are urging the president not to relax those restrictions yet, warning the crisis could get even worse.

Trump, asked about the milestone for the U.S. on Thursday, said it reflected increased testing, and questioned China’s numbers.

“I think it’s a tribute to the testing,” he told reporters. “We’re testing tremendous numbers of people.”
“I’m sure you’re not able to tell what China is testing or not testing, I think that’s a little hard,” Trump added.
The spike in cases in the United States also comes as testing improves, so the country is better able to identify cases that previously went undetected.

The Trump administration has taken intense criticism for the extremely slow rollout of tests in the initial weeks of the outbreak.

Chinese President Xi also telephoned Trump,

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