Coronavirus Cases In The United States Are Growing Faster Than Any Other Country In The World
More than a fifth of Americans were under orders Saturday to stay home and public gathering places largely remained shuttered as US health officials issued stark warnings about the spread of the coronavirus. Americans need to reduce contact by 90% to stop the pandemic, a new report by a local nonprofit says.
The rate of increase in domestic cases is now estimated to be in the range of 25 to 40% per day near to or eclipsing the alarming rates of case growth occurring in France and Italy
As of today, the United States falls in last place with regard to limiting COVID-19 growth according to the number of confirmed cases. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the number of confirmed cases in the United States grew at a faster rate than any other country in the world yesterday.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States is 19,624, and numbers expected to rise sharply over the coming days as labs run through a backlog of tests.
The country that added the 2nd highest number of cases yesterday was Italy, a country with a population of 60.48 million. That equals just 18% of the population of the United States.
Coronavirus testing in the United States has lagged compare to other countries. Limited testing in the United States potentially downplays the numbers below, leaving the true number of cases unknown. In total, the US may have tested about 170,000 people so far.
The CDC in new guidance this week said facilities facing a “crisis” should consider options to combat shortages that “are not commensurate with US standards of care.”That includes reusing masks, as well as using “homemade ones” from materials like bandanas and scarves.
Hospitals across the country have already reported they’ve had to get creative with how to make more masks and make them last longer.
Lawmakers continue working on a sweeping $1 trillion economic stabilization package that would include checks for Americans, but the proposal is coming under increasing fire for limiting payments to poorer Americans and not going far enough to restrict some corporate bailout funds
Across the globe, more than 284,566 people have been infected with the coronavirus and more than 11,868 have died. Italy, the worst hit now, reports more than 4,032 deaths and China is next with more than 3,139, according to a Johns Hopkins University.