U.S. breaks world coronavirus record with highest new cases


Medics transport a patient through heavy rain into an ambulance at Life Care Center of Kirkland, the long-term care facility linked to several confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, in Kirkland, Washington, U.S. March 7, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the United States too hard with a world record 8,149 new cases recorded on Sunday, spiking the national total to 32,356.

The death toll also received a bump with 112 new deaths, making 414 overall.

Sunday must be the worst day to date for the country since the coronavirus epidemic was first noticed in Washington and California in February.

Recovery rate in the world’s biggest economy has been very low: only 178 so far.

Italy remains a bad case with 5,560 new cases. The country now has 59,138 cases.

Total deaths in Italy have also shot up to 5,476, after 651 new deaths were recorded on Sunday.

Coronavirus cases worldwide are now 335,377 with 14,611 deaths.

The daily figures for U.S. was reviewed downwards by worldometers.info

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