The United States now leads the world in confirmed, reported coronavirus cases, surpassing China.
The website WorldoMeters.info/coronavirus tracks world statistics based on government reporting. Johns Hopkins University’s independent numbers are not identical but reflect similar totals. The world now has 528,130 confirmed cases with 23,942 deaths.
The U.S. had been in third place in total cases earlier in the day behind Italy and China but with 13,968 new confirmed cases, as the U.S. ramps up testing, it pushed ahead of China which led the world in cases for most or all of 2020. The new U.S. death report totaled 1,177 deaths, including 150 new deaths. Active cases stood at 79,138 with 1,864 recovered.