US surpasses China for highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the world

During a press briefing today, Donald Trump said the dates for reopening sections of the country were under discussion

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Donald Trump again struggled to reassure a fearful nation on Thursday as it emerged the US now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world.

News that America had surpassed virus hotspots China and Italy with 82,404 cases of infection, according to a tracker run by Johns Hopkins University, broke as the president was holding a press conference at the White House.

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