The number of confirmed cases of the new corona virus in the US reached 60,115 on Wednesday, while 827 people had died, as a tracker operated by Johns Hopkins University showed.
The tracker showed 600 deaths around 24 hours earlier. The United States has the third highest number of confirmed cases after China and Italy, and the US mortality rate is now 1.38 percent based on reported cases.
The actual number of people infected is believed to be far higher, meaning that the actual mortality rate would be lower.
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