USA coronavirus cases surge, most in world

Coronavirus pandemic: Death toll rises to 827 in US, over 60,000 infected

US coronavirus deaths top 1000, with worldwide infections at a half-million

Globally, 526,044 cases have been confirmed, with 23,067 deaths.

Italy and the United States have essentially tied China, the origin of the outbreak, in confirmed cases, with each country over 80,000 and collectively making up about half the worldwide total.

Almost a third of the world's population are living under coronavirus-related movement restrictions after more than 487,000 people were infected by the virus and more than 22,000 died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

At a White House briefing on Thursday afternoon, Mr Trump said: "They have to go back to work, our country has to go back, our country is based on that and I think it's going to happen pretty quickly".

The United States now has more confirmed cases of the Coronavirus than any other country.

The US president denied that the Chinese leader had asked him to "calm down" the language he uses to refer to the pandemic.

Numerous new cases in the U.S. are in major cities, like NY and New Orleans, where densely packed residents help the virus spread.

Around the globe, the death toll stood at almost 8200 in Italy, more than 4100 in Spain and over 1000 in the US, approximately 400 of them in New York State, the worst hotspot in the nation. In the past several days, China says it has started to see a decrease in the amount of cases reported and the government has begun opening parts of the country back up. The U.S. had more than 1,100 deaths, about 400 of them in New York State, the worst hotspot in the nation.

In America, the Senate passed a $2 trillion economic rescue package to help small businesses, workers and the country's healthcare industry, which some worry will become overwhelmed by the influx of COVID-19 patients, in addition to those with other ailments.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that the aggressive social-distancing measures put in place in the state were starting to slow the virus' spread.

So far, more than 120,000 people have recovered from the virus, according to the Johns Hopkins tally.

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