U.S. coronavirus numbers getting worse

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States crossed the 400,000 mark overnight on Wednesday, with 33,331 cases reported.

There are now 400,546 cases of the virus in the U.S. as at 8.00 GMT, out of the global 1,433,012 cases.

The death toll is also going northwards.

According to figures by worldometers.info, 12,857 Americans have succumbed to the virus.

Only Italy and Spain are ahead of the U.S. in fatalities.

Italy, with 135,586 cases leads the world with 17,127 deaths and Spain follows with 14,045.

There are now 141,942 cases in Spain.

France is the fourth country with high mortality rate, standing at 10,328, out of 109,069 confirmed cases.

Over two million people have been tested in the U.S. and the recovery rate is abysmally low at 21,711.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said America will not be out of the coronavirus woods until late September.

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