Coronavirus pandemic tops 177,000 deaths with U.S. setting new record for daily cases

The new coronavirus pandemic that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has now surpassed 2.5 million cases and left more than 177,000 dead in 185 countries around the world, with the United States reporting more than 2,400 deaths and 39,500 positive cases in the last 24 hours, a record daily increase since the outbreak began in China.

According to Johns Hopkins University’s global assessment, updated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., the pandemic has already infected 2,565,258 people and killed 177,501. The total number of people cured is 686,634, with Germany leading the way with 99,400 people recovered, followed by Spain with 82,514.

The United States remains the country most affected by the coronavirus, with the last day marking the worst number of daily cases since the outbreak began in Wuhan at the end of 2019, with 39,500 positive cases. This increase brings the balance to 825,306 people infected while there are already more than 45,000 fatalities (45,075 in total), after adding 2,441 deaths in the last 24 hours. To date, the United States has conducted 4.16 million tests for the coronavirus.