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Coronavirus updates USA: cases, deaths, real-time map - 16 April

Updates on the total number of registered Covid-19 cases, deaths and discharged patients, both in the United States and across the world on Thursday 16 April.

Coronavirus updates USA: cases, deaths, real-time map - 16 April
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Confirmed US coronavirus cases

As of 22:30 CEST Thursday 16 April (16:30 EDT, 13:30 PDT), there had been a total of 673,215 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US, with 34,384 deaths. 57,232 people in the country have officially recovered after contracting Covid-19.

Worldwide real-time coronavirus map

Click here if the map doesn't automatically appear. (Map created and hosted by Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, our thanks to them.)

Worldwide coronavirus cases

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 2,171,554 while 144,858 people have died from Covid-19 and 546,272 have recovered from the disease.

Donald Trump questions China's transparency

In another 'interesting' daily briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the US, President Donald Trump stated that his government was trying to determine whether the coronavirus emanated from a lab in Wuhan, China, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Beijing "needs to come clean" on what they know.

The source of the virus remains a mystery. General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Tuesday that U.S. intelligence indicates that the coronavirus likely occurred naturally, as opposed to being created in a laboratory in China, but there is no certainty either way.

Partisan station Fox News, which had been downplaying the whole notion of Covid-19 initially, reported on Wednesday that the virus originated in a Wuhan laboratory not as a bioweapon, but as part of China's effort to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States.

"We are doing a very thorough examination of this horrible situation that happened," Trump said.

Related news: Despite his claims, Donald Trump's powers over lockdown rules during the coronavirus crisis are limited.

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