As the coronavirus pandemic spreads and the total number of cases globally surpasses 300,000 with more than 13,000 deaths, the United States has become the third worst place in the world for the disease. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, as of March 22 the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US now totals 26,747, overtaking countries like Spain, Iran and Germany to make the US the nation with the third highest levels in the world.

Only China and Italy have higher levels of coronavirus than the United States, with China numbering 81,348 cases and Italy at 53,578 cases.

That said, the death toll is much lower in the United States than in other countries at the top of the list. There have been 340 coronavirus deaths reported across the US, per Johns Hopkins data. Compare this to Italy’s 4,825 deaths, which has surpassed China’s 3,144 deaths. Iran has had 1,556 deaths, while Spain has had 1,381.


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