US Tops World In Number Of Coronavirus Cases: Study
Muhammad Irfan 3 days ago Fri 27th March 2020 | 10:50 AM
The worldwide total has surpassed 531,000, according to the data.
"I think it's a tribute to our testing. We're testing tremendous numbers of people," he told reporters. "We're doing tremendous testing. And I'm sure you're not able to tell what China is testing and not testing. I think that's a little hard." As for the death toll in the country, the data shows 1,290 people have died since the first death was reported in Washington state on March 11.
Governments have struggled to curb the spread of the virus and have taken various measures to restrict public gatherings as people who may not be displaying symptoms but are infected could be carriers.
While the number of deaths is small compared to recoveries, the virus can still cause major health problems and be fatal to the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions including hypertension, diabetes and asthma.
Despite the rising number of cases, however, most people who contract the virus suffer only mild symptoms before making a recovery.