• Thursday, Sep 24, 2020
  • Last Update : 11:08 pm

Coronavirus: Number of cases in US surpass Spain, Italy combined

  • Published at 11:56 am April 2nd, 2020
New-York-Coronavirus-Reuters
A message thanking healthcare workers during the coronavirus outbreak is seen on an electronic billboard in a nearly empty Times Square in Manhattan in New York City, New York, US., March 20, 2020 Reuters

Number of daily new cases and deaths have soared to new highs in US

Most Americans have huddled indoors as the total number of coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed the total number of cases in Spain and Italy combined.

The number of daily deaths and cases in the country has also soared to new highs for the fourth day in a row.

According to Worldometer, US reported 26,473 new cases and 1,048 deaths on Wednesday, taking the total number of Covid-19, a new strain of coronavirus, cases across the country to 215,300 and deaths to 5,110.

On Tuesday, the country reported 24,742 new cases and 912 new deaths, which were 1,731 cases and 136 deaths fewer than that reported on Wednesday.  

The total number of cases reported in US is 608 higher than the combined number of 104,118 cases in Spain and 110,574 cases in Italy, which is 214,692.

Till now, the number of active cases in US stands at 201,023 and 8,878 people have recovered.

New York state remained the epicenter of the outbreak, accounting for more than a third of the US deaths.

Four new states -- Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Nevada-- imposed sweeping stay-at-home directives in response to the pandemic.

President Donald Trump said he saw no need for the federal government to issue a nationwide decree, with 39 states and the District of Columbia now requiring residents to stay home except for essential outings to the doctor or grocery store.

He also told a White House briefing on Wednesday he was considering a plan to halt flights to coronavirus hot spots, report Reuters.

White House medical experts have forecast that even if Americans hunker down in their homes to slow the spread of Covid-19, some 100,000 to 240,000 people could die from the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

The fast spreading coronavirus, which was first reported in China's Wuhan, has infected 936,170 people and claimed 47,249 lives across 203 countries and territories and two international conveyances, according to Worldometer.

Globally, a total of 194,578 infected people have also recovered from Covid-19, a pandemic announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).

56
53
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail