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Half-million infected worldwide, US now leads in cases

(AP) -- The United States now leads the world in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases.

According to a running count by Johns Hopkins University, the number of people infected in the U.S. topped 83,000 on Thursday evening.

That's just ahead of the 81,000 cases in China and 80,000 in Italy.

Italy has the most confirmed deaths of any country with more than 8,000.

More than 1,000 people have died in the U.S.

Associated Press

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