In reaching the grim milestone on Thursday, the country of 330 million people surpassed virus hotspots China and Italy.
Italy has 80,589 confirmed cases and more deaths than any other country with 8,215 total deaths so far.
When asked about the USA now leading the world in the number of COVID-19 cases, President Donald Trump pointed to the testing being done in America, and he suggested there were more cases in China than the country is reporting.
Across the Atlantic in the United States, unemployment surged to a record high.
The 20,000 confirmed cases in NY represent more confirmed cases than the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada combined.
About 200 people across the country died of the disease on Wednesday - including a stunning 88 people in New York City alone.
Avalanche player tested positive for coronavirus
Previously, only the Ottawa Senators had announced that players-two, in that case-had tested positive for the virus. The player has been at home in isolation since the first symptoms appeared, has recovered and is back to normal.
As the number of deaths due to the infection climbed to about 23,000, the damage to people's livelihoods and their well-being from the effort to flatten the rising curve started to come into focus.
Almost 3.3 million people registered to claim jobless benefits in a week, almost five times more than the previous record set in 1982.
American hospitals increasingly have reported being overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases and 40 percent of Americans are under lockdown orders to prevent the spread of the illness.
The rescue plan, which is expected to be voted on in the House on Friday, would dispense checks of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child. Reports of new cases from inside the country have stopped. The state has faced 385 coronavirus-related deaths, up 100 deaths in the last 24 hours. In the United Arab Emirates, authorities announced an overnight weekend lockdown and used drones to tell people to stay home.
The flu and pneumonia caused around 60,000 deaths.
Dufris' company Pocket Universe Productions announced on Wednesday that the co-founder had died of complications from cancer . Born in Houlton, Maine in early February of 1958, Dufris's voiceover career began in London where he lived for 13 years.
L'épopée formidable de l'équipe de France à la Coupe du monde 1982 et la démi-finale France-Allemagne, c'était lui. En pleine pandémie de Covid-19, sa famille a précisé qu'il était décédé " naturellement d'épuisement ".
All elementary students still will be receiving reading and math packets each week, either online or in paper form for pick-up. Teachers will be using email, phone calls, and video meetings via Google Classroom to connect with and support their students.
Plus de 427.940 cas d'infection ont été officiellement diagnostiqués dans 181 pays et territoires depuis le début de l'épidémie. La pandémie de coronavirus fait énormément de dégâts en Espagne , où le nombre de morts a dépassé celui de la Chine .
While there was no word on when the season will start, IndyCar's website shows the first race of the season in Detroit on May 30. To accommodate the Indy 500 shift, an August 16 race at Mid-Ohio was moved to August 9 and the Gateway 500 near St.
There has been a coronavirus outbreak aboard a deployed US Navy aircraft carrier, and the situation is getting worse. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly made the announcement during Thursday's press briefing at the Pentagon.
Malaika Arora, Rohit Shetty, Shilpa Shetty, Manish Paul, Geeta Kapoor and many Bollywood actors commented on her video. Arjun Kapoor responding to the post wrote, "I think u need to workout in the gym downstairs in ur building ASAP".
Meghan Markle’s first post-royal job revealed
The Sun recently reported that Harry and Meghan might be taking on a completely new project: Building a brand new home in the U.K. Proceeds from the film will benefit Elephants Without Borders , a charity believed to be close to Meghan and Harry's hearts.
Harlem Globetrotter Fred ‘Curly’ Neal dead at 77
Neal and the Globetrotters were so popular that they were immortalized in the Hanna-Barbera animated series named after them. On March 26, the sports world learned that Fred "Curly" Neal , Harlem Globetrotter legend, passed away.
Deepika Padukone slams Katrina Kaif for stealing her idea
However, it seems like the dimpled beauty had made a decision to share a post on washing utensils, but Katrina did it before her. Fans are delighted to see Deepika and Katrina so friendly with each other considering the duo was never friendly to each other.