US Coronavirus Cases Exceed 35,000, Now 3rd Most Infected Nation in World
All 50 states have now reported coronavirus cases
The death toll from the COVID-19 virus also reached 471, the sixth highest in the world.
The coronavirus cases are likely to rise as testing becomes more widely available, U.S health officials said.
All 50 states have now reported coronavirus cases.
New York currently has the largest number of cases at nearly 17,000, following a 37.4 percent spike Monday.
As Neon Nettle reported earlier this week, the virus is killing residents of New York City at a rate of over one per hour.
Fourteen people in New York City died from the virus between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m, as the death total increase to 43 in the Big Apple.
The toll had been 29 before Friday’s increase in deaths.
The reports show the city's single-day toll had hit double digits for the first time. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, New York's Health Commissioner, warned residents that double-digit daily deaths might well become the new normal, at least for a time.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to a day when we have double-digits new people dying every day,” she said at a City Hall press conference.
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Washington state has the second-highest number of confirmed cases, at 1,996.
Drastic measures have been taken by states and cities to combat the virus, including shuttering businesses and restaurants, closing schools, and ordering residents to stay at home.
Last week, California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom, the nation’s strictest “stay at home."
The governors of New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Connecticut also did the same.
Those infected in California rose to 1,812 — the fourth-highest state, behind New Jersey at 1,914 total infections.
Meanwhile, in Europe, Italy remains the highest hit with surging statistics both in cases and deaths.
The number of infections jumped to 59,138, as the death toll stands at 5,476.