According to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University, the United States passed 700,000 confirmed coronovirus cases. According to the University of Baltimore-based, 700,282 cases of COVID-19 and 36,773 deaths were reported at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Friday), with the highest number of cases and deaths in any country in the world.
This has led to an increase of 3,856 deaths in the last 24 hours, but the figure includes “potential” virus-related deaths not previously counted. This week, New York City said it would add 3,778 “potential” virus deaths to its official count.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paid tolls to 33,049 dead on Friday night, including 4,226 possible virus-related deaths. The United States has seen the highest number of deaths in the world (22,745 deaths) ahead of Italy (22,745 deaths) in the coronovirus epidemic. Spain has recorded 19,478 deaths, followed by France with 18,681.