As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, and more and more cases are being confirmed, the country which leads in the most confirmed cases has now changed.
Before last night, China and Italy were basically tied for the country that had the most confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19. China is at the time of writing this sitting on 81,782 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and Italy following close behind with 80,589. Now, just last night, that has all changed. The United States has exceeded both of those totals and is now the country with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 83,507.
These statistics have been sourced from the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine and can be seen on their interactive global tracker for the coronavirus. At the moment, more than 1,200 people who have contracted COVID-19 have died in the US. In some more positive news about COVID-19, researchers have discovered that the virus in the United States isn't mutating radically, meaning that when a vaccine is developed, it will be a single one-off, more on that here.
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