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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.”

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

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