The United States is now the country with the most cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday night.
What We Know:
- In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with coronavirus. This surpasses China and Italy. China has 81,000 cases and Italy has 80,000.
- The United States has over 330 million residents, which makes it the world’s third most populous nation.
- On top of the 81,321 cases, the U.S. has more than 1,000 deaths currently. Italy is still leading in deaths with more than 8000.
- “This could have been stopped by implementing testing and surveillance much earlier — for example, when the first imported cases were identified,” said Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University in New York.
The state of New York has the largest total of cases out of the 50 states with a total of 23,000 cases.