US Has Most Confirmed Coronavirus Cases of any Country

Headline Roundup March 27th, 2020

The U.S. had at least 90,000 confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases as of Friday, the most of any country in the world. Vice President Mike Pence said at a Thursday press briefing that the U.S. has conducted over 552,000 tests.

Left- and center-rated outlets focused particularly on dire conditions in New York and Louisiana, and on increasing demand for hospital beds and medical supplies. Right-rated media outlets are focusing coverage more on the low U.S. death rate compared to other highly-affected countries like China, Italy and Spain, as well as President Donald Trump's statement at the briefing that the high U.S. number speaks to a recent surge in coronavirus testing. Updated 3/27/2020 at 12:16 p.m. ET

US Has Most Confirmed Coronavirus Cases of any Country

From the Right

The United States has officially become the hardest-hit country in the world by the global coronavirus pandemic, confirming a world-high 82,285-plus coronavirus cases, surpassing China, where it originated.

"I think it's a tribute to our testing," President Donald Trump told reporters Thursday at the coronavirus task force daily briefing.

"We're testing a tremendous number of people," he added, questioning the data coming out of China.

The data is complied by Johns Hopkins University and Worldometer, which culls the data from a variety of sources.

While the data milestone is a...

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From the Center

The United States on Thursday surpassed China and Italy as the country with the most coronavirus cases, according to a Reuters tally, as New York, New Orleans and other hot spots faced a surge in hospitalizations and looming shortages in supplies, staff and sick beds.

Medical facilities were running low on ventilators and protective masks and were hampered by limited diagnostic testing capacity.

The number of U.S. cases of coronavirus reached 81,378, the Reuters tally showed. China was second with 81,285 cases, and Italy third with 80,539 cases.

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From the Left

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 23,600 people around the world, including at least 1,178 people in the United States.

Worldwide, there are more than 526,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, spanning every continent except Antarctica, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. At least 122,000 people around the world have recovered.

With more than 82,000 diagnosed cases, the U.S has the highest national total, ahead of Italy and China.

More than half a million coronavirus tests...

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