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U.S. leader in virus cases, deaths

THE UNITED STATES now leads the world in coronavirus cases and deaths (Pexels).

The United States has taken the grim honor of leading the world both in confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. as of Saturday has 527,111 cases of the virus, approaching half of the 1,173,358 cases reported since the tally began.

After the United States, Spain had 163,027 cases of coronavirus confirmed so far, followed by Italy with 152,271.

There have been 108,702 deaths worldwide, with the most in the U.S with 20,591. About half of those are in the New York City-New Jersey area.

Italy has had 19,468 fatalities and France 13,832.

OC case count climbing again

A total of 85 new confirmed cases and one new fatality, made Orange County’s Saturday count of coronavirus outbreak less encouraging than some of the statistics from earlier in the week.

The Orange County Health Care Agency showed a total of 1,221 cases to date, 18 fatalities to date and 118 people currently hospitalized, 63 of which were in intensive care.

Saturday’s case count was a leap from 60 on Friday.

On a city by city basis, Anaheim continues with the most cases at 135, followed by Santa Ana (102), Irvine (95), Newport Beach (84) and Huntington Beach (83).

In The Tribune’s coverage area, after Huntington Beach, Garden Grove has had 38 cases, Westminster 19 and Stanton 5.

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