US Passes China with Most Confirmed Coronavirus Cases — 552,000 Tests Performed in US — Italy Finally Turns the Corner with Cases and Deaths Trending Down

The United States passed Italy and China on Thursday as the country with the most confirmed coronavirus cases.

VP Mike Pence announced today that the US has performed 552,000 tests for coronavirus.

The US passed 1,000 total deaths from the virus.
The mortality rate stands at 1.4% — significantly less than the 3.4% mortality rate pushed by the WHO.
The US has performed more tests than any other country.

Italy appears to have reached a peak in cases and deaths.
The country appears to have hit a plateau in the number of daily deaths.