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United States overtakes China and already has the largest number of Covid-19 cases

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United States overtakes China and already has the largest number of Covid-19 cases

JN / Agencies

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The United States of America (USA) overtook Italy and China on Friday to become the country with the most recorded cases of people infected with the new coronavirus in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and the newspaper "New York Times ".

According to these data, the USA, the country where the pandemic is progressing rapidly, has already registered 81,321 cases. Italy has 80,539 and China 81,285, of which more than 74,000 recovered.

The number of deaths linked to covid-19 remains higher in Italy (8165) than in the United States (1178), most of which are registered in New York, which has become the American epidemic center.

The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that the United States, with 330 million inhabitants, could in the short term overtake Europe in the number of infected and become the epicenter of the pandemic.

On Wednesday, the governor of New York State expressed his concern about the inability of the health system to respond to the peak of the pandemic crisis, saying that 140,000 medical beds may be needed, when there are only 53,000.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already infected more than 505,000 people worldwide, of whom about 23,000 have died. Of the cases of infection, at least 108,900 are considered cured.

After appearing in China in December, the outbreak spread worldwide, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic situation.

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