The United States has covered China in coronavirus cases, with even more than 82,000 people currently contaminated in the US according to tracking numbers from Johns Hopkins University. China’s coronavirus situation count is sitting at around 81,700, while Italy is about 80,500.
There have more than 1,100 COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Comparative, however, there have been around 8,200 deaths in Italy, 4,100 in Spain, 3,300 in China, 2,200 in Iran, and also 1,700 in France.
Throughout a White House coronavirus job force briefing Thursday mid-day, US President Donald Trump claimed the jump in situations is “a tribute to our testing.”
“We’re doing tremendous testing,” Trump said.
Trump suggested it’s unpredictable what the numbers remain in China, and that he’s speaking to Chinese President Xi Jinping at 9:00 p.m. ET tonight.
Globally, coronavirus instances sit at 526,000 since 3:00 p.m. PT on March 26, with deaths getting to 23,700.