U.S. To Surpass China & Italy In Number Of Coronavirus Cases

Nellie Chapman
March 27, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic killed over 21,000 people worldwide with most of the deaths reported from Europe with early a third of the world's population living under coronavirus-related movement restrictions. Rickshaw drivers, produce peddlers, maids, day laborers and other low-wage workers form the backbone of the economy, and many live day to day on their pay and have no savings to fall back on.

US President Donald Trump, when asked about the new tally, said the uptick in cases was "a tribute to our testing", suggesting ramped up screenings for the virus throughout the country had driven the surge in newly confirmed infections. The United States has the third highest number of confirmed cases behind China and Italy, and the U.S. death rate is now 1.5 percent, based on reported cases. Per New York City's health department, there were more than 32,700 known cases in the state, with more than 20,000 in New York City alone. In the United Arab Emirates, authorities announced an overnight weekend lockdown and used drones to tell people to stay home. As of Thursday, the country had more than 2500 cases and 59 deaths.

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It was always his dream to work for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and he was very happy representing our country overseas". The government also confirmed that as of 5pm on Wednesday, March 25, 578 people have died after testing positive from the virus.

While deaths are far short of those who have recovered, the virus can still cause major health problems and possibly death for the elderly and individuals with pre-existing conditions including hypertension, diabetes and asthma. Spain's count of over 3,600 deaths is now second only to that of Italy, where more than 7,500 people have died from the virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Washington state has reported 100 and New Jersey 44, respectively.

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