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US overtakes China with most coronavirus cases

Published: March 27, 2020 16:00:25 | Updated: March 27, 2020 16:23:14


US overtakes China with most coronavirus cases

The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 85,500 positive tests, reports BBC.

According to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, the US has overtaken China (81,782 cases) and Italy (80,589).

But with almost 1,300 Covid-19-related fatalities, the US death toll lags behind China (3,291) and Italy (8,215).

The grim milestone came as President Donald Trump predicted the nation would get back to work "pretty quickly".

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