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America Now Has One-Third of the World’s Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

“Confirmed coronavirus cases world-wide Friday exceeded 2.7 million, with more than 190,000 dead,” reports the Wall Street Journal, citing data from Johns Hopkins University.
While America has just 4.3% of the world’s population, “The U.S. accounted for nearly a third of the cases, exceeding 869,000, and more than a quarter of the deaths, at 49,963.” [Note: This comparison might be skewed by the number of countries underreporting their cases or deaths.]

The Miami Herald reports:
The coronavirus has killed more than 50,000 people in the United States, just four days after passing 40,000 U.S. deaths on Sunday, Johns Hopkins University reports. The total as of early Friday afternoon was more than 50,370, up about 400 deaths since Thursday night, the data shows…

More than 25,000 people have died in Italy, and more than 22,000 in Spain… Most of the U.S. deaths have occurred in New York City: 16,388, the university says.

Two weeks ago America had just 20% of the world’s confirmed fatalities.


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