US News Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Are Growing Faster In The US Than Any Other Country In The World

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    As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the globe, each country hopes that it has the ability to slow its growth in their own country.

    As of today, the United States falls in last place with regard to limiting COVID-19 growth according to the number of confirmed cases. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the number of confirmed cases in the United States grew at a faster rate than any other country in the world yesterday. Below, I dive into how these numbers are skewed by country population and the number of coronavirus tests conducted.

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose from 7,783 on Wednesday to 13,677 yesterday. The growth of 5,894 new confirmed cases in just one day equates to a 76% increase in cases in just a 24-hour period.

    You are likely wondering how population size, number of tests performed, etc. play into this overall picture.

    With regards to population size, despite having a billion more people India added only 38 new cases yesterday. However, this number is skewed by the fact that India has performed only 14,514 tests to date compared to 103,945 tests in the United States.


    Read more here. (Forbes)
     

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