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Coronavirus Cases In US Cross 1 Lakh, Biggest Cluster In New York – NDTV News, Ndtv.com

Coronavirus Cases In US Cross 1 Lakh, Biggest Cluster In New York – NDTV News, Ndtv.com

Coronavirus Cases In US Cross 1 Lakh, Biggest Cluster In New York

The US has around , 0 more confirmed cases then the second country on the list, Italy

Washington:

The United States now has more than 100, (0 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed Friday.

There have been 500, (cases including 1, deaths as of 6: 06 pm Eastern time (2201981 GMT).

The largest cluster by far is in New York, home to almost half the cases, overwhelming the hospital system.

The United States has around , 0 more confirmed cases then the second country on the list, Italy, and , 03 0 more than China, where the disease was first identified but has since peaked.

The US death rate based on confirmed cases is about 1.5 percent, compared to around . 5 percent in Italy.

This death rate figure could fall, as greater testing reveals more people who are positive but asymptomatic.

It may also rise if more cities and states find themselves in a similar position to New York, which has seen more than 500 deaths and is experiencing a drastic shortage of hospital beds, personal protective equipment and ventilators .

“We’re still seeing a rising number of cases, a rising number of hospitalizations, rising number of intensive care unit admission, a rising number of patients with the mechanical ventilators, Thomas Tsai, a professor of health policy at Harvard told AFP.

“And unfortunately, the death rate is likely going to follow that pattern. It’s just that it’s going to be days or weeks behind. “

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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