COVID-19 Update: US Now Leads with Most Confirmed Cases


There are now >86 000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US, the largest amount of any nation to date. 

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The US has surpassed China as the nation with the most cases of COVID-19. (Image: ©ink drop/

How many cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been confirmed globally?

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, March 27, 2020 at 10:09 AM, there have been:

• 553 244 confirmed cases
• 25 035 deaths
• 127 567 recoveries

The US now leads with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 86 012 total cases to date, followed by China with 81 897 cases and Italy with 80 589 cases.

Italy currently has the highest number of confirmed deaths (8215), followed by Spain (4858) and Hubei province in China (3174). Hubei province still leads in recoveries with 61 732 people who have recovered since the outbreak began in December, followed by Iran (11 133) and Italy (10 361). 

How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the US?

As previously stated, the US passed Italy and China and is now the nation with the most confirmed cases (86 012). There have also been 1301 total deaths and 753 recovories to date. 

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:


1. New York: 39 140
2. New Jersey: 6876
3. California: 4040
4. Washington: 3207
5. Michigan: 2844

New York still has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 365 reported fatalities, followed by King, Washington with 109 deaths and New Jersey with 55.

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