The U.S. Now Has the Most Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in the World

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Today, according to statistics from the New York Times, the United States now leads the world with the highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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Including 1,177 known deaths – more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, as per The New York Times.

And without a doubt have become the hardest hit, as of today.  

Trump has repeatedly expressed how eager he is to lift lockdowns within weeks, despite warnings from experts and doctors that if the nation returns to work, COVID-19 cases could spike once again.

So much so, that this week, those who have been in New York, specifically, the New York metro area, are being asked to quarantine for fourteen days.

And 385 deaths, most of them occurring in New York City.  

Dr. Craig Smith, chair of the department of surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, explained: “We have not exhausted our existing supply of ventilators but if we keep doubling every three days, we might.”

She said that those locations were showing a “more rapid increase” of spread.

This is a breaking news story. More details will follow.