United States Surpasses China in Coronavirus Cases, Now Leads the World

Date Added: March 27, 2020 11:22:54 AM
Author: Sutra Web Directory
Category: News & References: Breaking News

The United States has surpassed China as the world leader in cumulative coronavirus cases.

At the time or writing, the US has 81,332 cases of coronavirus, while China has 81,285, according to live statistics tabulated by WorldoMeters.

The virus originated in China in December, 2019. However, China was able to sharply curtail cases by late February. In the meantime, while President Trump downplayed its threat to the average American, the coronavirus began to spread rapidly in the United States.

The sharp rise in cases in the United States in February and March has caused the US to eclipse the numbers of China. The US is seeing an increase of more than 10,000 cases per day, including over 13,000 today alone. In comparison, South Korea, which had its first confirmed case the same day as the US, is averaging approximately 100 new cases a day over the last week.

The coronavirus has lead to nearly all states cancelling schools for the time being, and hundreds of millions of Americans being advised to quarantine themselves to help prevent the pandemic any further.

It was also announced today that unemployment claims increased to the highest in history, at nearly 3.3 million, dwarfing all other amounts on record.

For weeks the President downplayed the virus, stating repeatedly that the number of cases would soon be "close to zero," that all coronavirus patients were getting better, and that the Democrat party was using it as a "new hoax" to damage him politically.