The United States surpassed Italy and China on Thursday and has become the country in the world with the most recorded cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and the New York Times. They recorded at least 82,404 cases.
Italy counted 80,539 cases on Thursday and China 81,285, according to an AFP count.
The number of deaths linked to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) remained much higher in Italy (8,165) than in the United States (1,178), where the majority of deaths are recorded in New York, which has become the center of the American epidemic.
The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the United States and its 330 million people may soon overtake Europe and become the epicenter of the pandemic.