Coronavirus USA: total cases and deaths - 25 March 2020
Updates on the total number of Covid-19 cases, deaths and discharged patients in the US and worldwide.
This article is out of date: you'll find the US coronavirus numbers for Thursday 26 March here.
Confirmed US coronavirus cases
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Worldwide coronavirus cases
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide stands at 468,577 as of 01:00 CET 26 March (20:00: EDT, 17:00 PDT 25 March). In total 21,185 people have died from Covid-19, while 113,817 have recovered following contracting the disease thanks to the heroic efforts of beleaguered health workers across the world.
The USA saw a large rise in the number of cases in the past 24 hours, with a further 10,941 individuals receiving a positive test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the Covid-19 pandemic. Total deaths rose by 155 to 935. Some of the rise in cases is likely to be due to additional testing capacity, although health professionals are still warning the country is far from testing enough people.
There is a strong belief that the peak in the USA is around two to three weeks away in the hard hit area of New York. The state governor spoke about the situation:
"The numbers are higher in New York because it started here first, it has a lot of international travellers and has high density, but you will see this in cities all across the country, and in suburban communities. Where we are today, you'll be in 4 weeks or 6 weeks.
"We've procured about 7,000 ventilators. We need, as a minimum, other 30,000 ventilators. This is a critical and desperate need for ventilators [...] We need them in 14 days. Fema is sending 400 ventilators only. Federal action is needed to address this now through the Federal Defense Production Act".