US Coronavirus Cases Cross 60,000, 827 Dead: Tracker
Washington, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Mar, 2020 ) :The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the United States reached 60,115 on Wednesday while 827 people had died, a tracker run by Johns Hopkins University showed.
The tracker showed 600 deaths around 24 hours earlier. The US has the third highest number of confirmed cases behind China and Italy, and the US death rate is now 1.38 percent, based on reported cases.
The true number of infected is believed to be far higher, meaning the real death rate would be lower.
Heart disease was the leading cause of death for Americans in 2018, the latest year for which official figures are available, with just over 650,000 deaths.
The flu and pneumonia caused around 60,000 deaths.