Coronavirus USA in real time, 22 March: total cases and deaths

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe

Coronavirus global cases surpass 300,000, Johns Hopkins reports

The states of Washington and New Jersey have reported nearly 2,000 cases each, while California has reported 1,813 cases, Johns Hopkins University said.

That's a rise of more than 1,000 cases in 24 hours.

Italy leads the global death count with 5,476 fatalities, followed by China (3,274), Spain (1,813), Iran (1,685), France (676), and the USA (471).

Italy saw its worst day so far, with 793 confirmed deaths and 6,557 confirmed cases, according to the Associated Press.

The countries with the highest number of deaths, in order, are Italy, China and Iran.

Over 2,300 people have died in Spain, while the current death toll is over 1,800 in Iran. The total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 25,374.

The situation has escalated significantly in US over the past week, particularly in NY, with more infections expected as testing becomes more available.

The virus, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 167 countries and regions around the globe, while a total of 15,308 people have died and the tally of confirmed cases exceeds 349,000.

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