The United States of America has officially overtaken China to have the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.
The coronavirus outbreak did start in Wuhan, China, but due to the fast spread of the virus, the United States of America is now the country with the highest number of cases of the virus in the world.
China, which currently has 81,340 coronavirus cases, has reported the death of 3,292 people.
As of writing this article, the United States of America has reported 85,594 cases of the coronavirus, which is also known as the COVID-19.
The United States of America has reported 1300 deaths from the virus.
Italy is on the verge of overtaking China.
As of writing this article, Italy has confirmed 80,589 people.
Spain has confirmed 43,938 cases of the virus and has confirmed the deaths of 4,365 people.
Germany has confirmed 43,938 cases of the coronavirus.
The WHO (World Health Organization) has warned that the United States of America could become the epicenter of the pandemic.
Earlier, Margaret Harris, the spokesperson for WHO (World Health Organization), told a press conference that authorities are concerned at the rapid increase in the number of people with the deadly virus.
Harris said: “We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the US. So it does have that potential,” she said in relation to the US becoming the epicentre.”
Harris added: “We cannot say that is the case yet, but it does have that potential.”
Since the pandemic, most of the United States of America has gone into lockdown.
Many non-essential services have been ordered to close down and citizens have been advised to stay inside unless it is extremely important for them to go out.
Despite the high number of people with coronavirus in the country, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, is looking to make ways to get people back to work.
President Trump said he would want the numbers to stop down by Easter.
During an interview with Fox News, Trump said: “I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter. You’ll have packed churches all over our country. I think it would be a beautiful time.”
Trump added: “I would love to have that. It’s such an important day for other reasons, but I’ll make it an important day for this too.”
Out of the total 532,263 cases of the coronavirus all over the world, only 123,349 people have recovered.