U.S. overtakes Italy and China as country with most coronavirus infections worldwide

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The United States has overtaken Italy and China as the country with most coronavirus infections worldwide.

With over 82,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, the United States has overtaken China with over 81,000 cases and Italy with more than 80,000 cases, according to virus tracker data from Johns Hopkins University.

Overall, about 1200 people have died in the United States from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to the same data from Johns Hopkins University.

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Health experts are warning that physical distancing measures should be respected while social closeness can continue using technology online.

They are also warning against President Donald Trump’s desire to open up the country by Easter and see as “packed churches”.

Doctors have warned that once the hospitals are overwhelmed, many people may begin to die because there would not be enough respirators and ventilators for everyone.

Because there are not millions of ventilators and respirators kept somewhere. Often they are not needed. But this is a time like no other.

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