U.S. passes Italy, China as nation with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19

The United States has passed China and Italy in coronavirus cases, a stark milestone as the US becomes the world's most infected nation

3/27/2020

The United States has passed China and Italy in coronavirus cases, a stark milestone as the US becomes the world's most infected nation

The U.S. surged past China and Italy to become the planet's most infected nation Thursday, a stark milestone in the coronavirus era - and a reminder of its deadly, culture-changing effects on American life.

The Johns Hopkins University dash board showed the U.S. with 82,404 COVID-19 infections as of 6 p.m., ET, moving past Italy (80,589) and China (81,782). More than 1,100 people have died in the U.S. Part of the reason for the nation's top ranking is cause and effect: The U.S. has drastically ramped up its testing protocols in order to identify infected people and those who may be carriers of the virus. As testing has increased, so has the number of confirmed cases. Everyday people have been taking the brunt of the virus , both in terms of its deadliness and its effect on their ability to provide for their families. Many are reading headlines that would have been unthinkable just a month ago. Dann Dykas, 37, of Portland, Oregon, was laid off from his job helping design and set up displays for trade shows. “Everything is so surreal,” he said. “I can’t even get an interview for another job, and we now have to worry more about being careful and taking care of ourselves.” But the statistical ranking as #1 has important implications for a nation that has already been rattled to its core. for unemployment benefits jumped nearly twelvefold to a record 3.3 million, the Labor Department said, offering the most vivid evidence yet of the coronavirus’s widespread damage to the economy. The pandemic Many restaurants, shops, movie theaters, sports arenas and other gathering spots were compelled to close their doors or scale back service – and lay off staff. The coronavirus is also taking a growing toll on the U.S. military , and commanders and senior officials are bracing for worse. From nuclear missile fields at home to war zones abroad, from flight lines to ships at sea, the Pentagon is striving to shield vital missions even as it faces urgent calls for help on the civilian front. One hundred people in New York state died Wednesday from the coronavirus, the state's single deadliest day since the virus at the center of a global pandemic first hit, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The surge of deaths pushed New York's total count to 385 since the beginning of March, when the state found its first confirmed case of COVID-19. New York remains the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak with 37,258 confirmed cases – almost half of the national total as of Thursday afternoon. Cuomo said the outbreak's peak in the state is still at least two weeks away, and the state was battling to make room in hospitals and obtain ventilators. "I don’t want to sugarcoat the situation," Cuomo said. "The situation is not easy. But easy times don’t forge character. It’s the tough times that forge character.” The recent death toll includes a health care worker at one of the New York City hospitals under siege by the coronavirus has died, according to coworkers and his sister. Kious Kelly, an assistant nurse manager at the Mount Sinai West hospital in Manhattan, died Tuesday from the virus after he got sick two weeks ago, multiple friends said in social media posts. Kelly’s sister, Marya Sherron, told the New York Post that her brother had informed her of his illness about 10 days earlier. “He told me he had the coronavirus,” she said. “He was in ICU but he thought he was OK. He didn’t think it was serious as it was.” Contributing: USA TODAY reporters Paul Davidson, Jorge Ortiz, Grace Hauck, Joseph Spector. Read more: USA TODAY

That's because China is lying about its numbers. Don't trust any numbers from China. A welded door shut the people in there apartment buildings where there were infections. China is evil Like in all sports.. we generally lead the Nation..?!! 🐴 This could be very in accurate information. With China's population being so rule there are a lot that did not get tested or even report that they were sick.

NOTHING TO WORRY, WHEN WAKE UP GOUGLE WITH HOT SALT WATER , CHEW PEPPER 5,GINGER 0.5,TULSI 4 AND SEA SALT ONE THIS U DO CONTINUOUSLY IN MORNING CORONA NEVER EFFECT U DON'T EAT COLD THING TRY TO HAVE HOT WATER EVERY HALF AN HOUR 😥 This is on the failed Trump administration. Don’t worry.jits just flu Wow, I remember two weeks ago when we were just under 1,000

And your paper only get read because it’s free in hotels which are now empty. Intelligence advised the WH. We already saw how Wuhan locked down. That draconian measure took 3 months for them to get back to near normal. I do not want to imagine what happens next to us Wish we could have learned from the Italian experience

86-year-old Italian woman's recovery from COVID-19 offers glimmer of hope in Northern ItalyAn 86-year-old woman in the crisis-hit region of Lombardy, Italy, has made a full recovery after being hospitalized with the novel coronavirus—offering a rare glimmer of hope as the country continues to struggle with the pandemic. Good for her💕 It's hard to keep an Italian Nonna down.👍

If people just stay home this won't happen Because of more testing AND because of all of the idiots who won’t stay home! 😢😡😢 Global Pandemic Preparedness by Country , USA rank Number 1 , World Best , well done Everything world best Italy stopped counting REMEMBER Congrats , here's your medal With these numbers & trump saying open at Easter. Is really scaring it's clear trump is not educated enough to understand his own actions. If he gets his way alot more people will die. We can't allow him to do this. nytimes washingtonpost NightlyPolitics CNN SpeakerPelosi

You mean huge us vs tiny Italy. Hmmm fake news

Covid-19 deaths exceed 4,000 in Spain, nation with most fatalities after ItalyThe novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread worldwide, sending countries into lockdown with millions under movement restrictions. Follow here for live updates Stay at home today and live a life tomorrow!

And he wants people back to work and to pack churches. Out of his mind!! Not a surprise Permanent, social isolation. DO NOT rest from doing. This is misleading. The European Union has farrrrr more cases so you only mention Italy? Thats like saying Europe has more cases than Texas and Canada. All the lives lost may have been saved if the President had responded sooner & actually used the Defense Production Act to manufacture medical supplies. Americans are dying by the minute & Trump could care less. GOD help us all! 🙏

The US has 325 million people. Italy only has 60 million. Do the math if you are able. You’re assuming China is still reporting cases China is underreported and they have not counted the hundreds of people the locked in their buildings and allowed to die. The media accepting China's numbers without question after pretending these past few years that they AREN'T actually the enemy of the people is super-ironic.

In PR COVID19 is under control. Why are people in the continental US still out on the streets?

Spain overtakes China in Covid-19 deaths, rising to second worldwideThe novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread worldwide, sending countries into lockdown with millions under movement restrictions. Follow here for live updates StayHomeSaveLives FlatInTheCurve China’s numbers are likely all lies however Death Race season 4

This just means our President will personally cure more than china ever thought about doing! dopey usa And, that’s not counting ALL the people who have not been able to be tested! 😳😱😡😞 UpperCasey Yaaaaay 'murka! 1🇺🇸 Stop with the sensationalism 🙄 Same people downplaying this statistics are probably the same people who downplayed the virus and ignore the whole social distancing point. It’s just the beginning.

America is great again! pretty sure we have a larger population than Italy and pretty sure China controlled the numbers being released as well. And he has Canadian steel on his mind.

Spain overtakes China death toll, now has second most deaths from coronavirus after ItalyWith cases continuing to rise, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez asked Parliament to approve a request to extend the state of emergency for 15 days. Riiight...🙄 コロナ感染爆発中・死者急増中のスペインで開催予定の1万人規模の国際集会が、9月から10月に4週間だけ延期された。驚いたことに理由は「会場確保の都合」だそう。こういう無責任で場当たり的対応、説明能力の欠如は日本だけじゃなかったことに落胆。EAIE EAIE2020 延期 学会延期

America is achieving some milestones under Donald Trump 🚩 Not percentage wise. Misleading headline. Can we ever report anything hopeful... how many are recovering... how big companies are pitching in and helping... every day people are doing a big part... so many better stories out there... give hope china lieddddd....people diedddddd

OMG Soo hearing this. Some people still think everyone should just go back to work tomorrow and if you get sick or die, oh well? 🤷🏼‍♂️ Why don’t you people report the recoveries from this virus See below: The world has passed another Coronavirus milestone, with more than 100,000 patients now successfully recovered from the virus, according to data from “Johns Hopkins University”.

Americans lack discipline . They are not able follow through with things. Especially if it is an inconvenience for them. Does it have to be said? Ok here it is....testing has ramped up. The medical experts already told us we'd see an increase. Are you that pathetic? How many deaths and recoveries. Do some real reporting

For Help On Coronavirus, Italy Turns To China, Russia And CubaTeams from Russia, China and Cuba have arrived in Italy in recent days to help fight the coronavirus outbreak. There's gratitude among Italians — as well as anger that the U.S., a traditional ally, has seemed absent. We are with you Italy! 🇮🇹 🙏🏼💙 from an American, I’m so sorry. We are flying blind over here Under realDonaldTrump USA can’t take care of itself sadly let alone help others The United States is not going to be the preeminent power after this is over. I think Americans are going to have to come to grips with the consequences of 'America First' policies that were implemented without global leadership in play.

America is 3X bigger than Italy and 6X larger than Korea. we are doing as well as can be expected given a black swan event Does it rally matter who passes who we are all in this together TogetherWeRise From Spain we warm you about the pandemic's risk. About the thousand of deaths. Because USA is the best nation of the world. I PRAY for you.

So. Much. Winning. China lies and Italy has 60 million people. We have 300 million And the majority of those people have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic. Most will easily recover without medical assistance. Let’s focus on good news for once. I’m really starting to think my fellow Americans don’t care about this virus, why are people just so hard headed 🤦🏻‍♂️

You literally believe China’s numbers? Are you kidding me? China is lying. It’s a travesty that print this shit. You’re nothing but a shill for the left. focus on recovery rate not infection rate

Coronavirus: US has world's biggest outbreak, topping China, Italy - Business InsiderThe number of coronavirus cases in the US has now exceeded the total in China, where the virus originated. highly unlikely China are honest with their numbers



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