The United States now has the greatest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, surpassing China.
On Thursday, March 26, the United States’ coronavirus total sailed past China as the virus continues to spread. This marks the first time that any country has had more coronavirus cases than China, where the virus was originally reported.
As of Friday morning, the United States’ total coronavirus cases is 86,012. China has the second-most cases with 81,897 – approximately 4,000 less than the United States. Italy, Spain and Germany round out the top five countries with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases with 80,589 cases, 64,059 cases, and 47,373 cases, respectively.
The worldwide total for coronavirus currently stands at 551,337. There have been 24,906 deaths attributed to the virus with 127,564 recoveries made from the virus.
In Arkansas, there are currently 351 cases of coronavirus as of Friday morning. The Arkansas Department of Health reports that there have been three deaths and 19 recoveries.
Forty-one individuals are currently being hospitalized for the disease and 13 are on ventilators.