The US has become the вЂњleaderвЂќ in coronavirus
The United States came out on top in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus infection, overtaking Italy and China.
Johns Hopkins University reported that the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the United States is 82,404, which puts the country in first place on this indicator. Previously, China and Italy held the lead. This, on Thursday, March 26, reports The Guardian.
Before that, China was the constant leader in the number of infected people since the beginning of the epidemic. Now it is in second place вЂ” it is known about 81,782 cases of the disease. It is followed by Italy, which has the largest coronavirus outbreak in Europe. In this country, 80,589 people were infected with COVID-2019.
After the release of these data, US President Donald Trump explained the increase in the number of infected people in the country.
вЂњThe reason for the United States to come out on top in the world in the number of cases of infection with the COVID-19 coronavirus is to conduct mass testing,вЂќ the American leader believes.
According to him, the United States has conducted вЂњas many tests as any country in the world.вЂќ
According to the Covid Tracking Project, as of March 26, more than 519 thousand tests for coronavirus were conducted in the United States.
An outbreak of COVID-19 pneumonia caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus occurred in Wuhan, China, in late December.
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According to Worldometer on March 27, more than 525 thousand people fell ill in the world, and almost 24 thousand died.
Earlier, the WHO said that humanity expects millions of victims without harsh actions on the part of all countries.