BREAKING: U.S. Surpasses China And Italy As Numbers Of Positive Coronavirus Victims Grow

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Fox News reports that the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus grew to 82,000 today, according to John’s Hopkins researchers.

Of course, we can’t guarantee that the numbers coming out of China are accurate. As the country’s reputation for falsifying their records.

China has gone so far as to blame the U.S. military for the spread of coronavirus. They claim that U.S. troops brought the virus to China, and they are the real culprits.

Donald Trump has adamantly opposed this claim saying that China is trying to shift blame.

According to this same report, the positive outlook on this many active cases is that the U.S. has stayed at number six in the world for the number of deaths by coronavirus. The countries currently experiencing more deaths than the U.S. are Italy, China, Iran, and France.

This is a testament to our healthcare system and the quickness with which President Trump closed the door to travelers from China and other infected countries.

Globally the numbers of coronavirus cases are 526,044, with the number of deaths at 23,067.

And we still can’t get the House to vote on the coronavirus relief bill. I think everyone to tell Nancy Pelosi Happy 80th Birthday today, and while you are at explain to her that most Americans can’t afford to celebrate a birthday due to losing their job.

More from Fox:

The United States has officially surpassed China and Italy in its number of COVID-19 cases, becoming the country with the most reported novel coronavirus cases in the world.

According to a running tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. had 82,404 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday evening. China had 81,782 and Italy had 80,589.

The news comes as the global infection count passed the half-a-million threshold Thursday, according to the Johns Hopkins count.

U.S. deaths from the pandemic have now topped 1,000, in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and established routines of life. Worldwide, the death toll climbed past 23,000, according to Johns Hopkins’ running count.

Social distancing is not only about preventing the illness itself, but rather, slowing the rate at which people get sick.

Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread shutdown caused by the virus. The surge in weekly applications is a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is inflicting on the economy. Layoffs are sure to accelerate as the U.S. economy sinks into a recession with revenue collapsing at restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, gyms and airlines.

Spanish and Italian medical workers are at a breaking point as the virus wages a bitter war of attrition against health care workers around the world. Italy reported 6,153 new coronavirus infections Thursday, pushing the country’s total to 80,539 cases, almost as many as China.

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