In the United States, more than 300,000 people have now contracted the novel corona virus. Nationwide, the number of confirmed infections on Saturday rose to 300,915, according to the Johns Hopkins University. At least 8162 people died from the lung disease Covid-19 caused by the virus.
It has tripled the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the United States within eight days. 100,000 cases of infection had been reported on March 27. The threshold of 200,000 infections was then exceeded on Wednesday.
The United States is by far the country with the most confirmed corona cases worldwide. However, this is mainly due to the fact that extensive testing is now carried out in the United States.
The focus of the pandemic in the United States is the state of New York. Almost 3,600 people there have died of Covid-19 lung disease, most of them in New York.
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