U.S overtakes China, Italy as World's worst hit by Coronavirus

The United States has bypassed China and Italy as the world’s worst-hit country by the raging coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. took the morbid distinction Thursday night after the daily confirmed cases of a record 13, 685 were added, shooting the country to the top of the table with 81,896 cases.

China where the pandemic began late last year has 81,285 cases and Italy, the worst hit country in Europe has 80, 589 cases.

According to worldometers.com figures, while Italy recorded 6,203 cases on Thursday, less than half of American figure, China logged just 67.

The death toll in the U.S. has also spiralled to 1,174. On Thursday, 147 new deaths were recorded.