According the the data provided by Worldometer The United States now has the 6th most confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the world. The US had been 8th behind France and South Korea but more than 2,800 cases reported today has moved the US into 6th most cases in the world. Here is a listing of the top 10 countries per Worldometer:

  • China 80,894
  • Italy 35,713
  • Iran 17,361
  • Spain 14,769
  • Germany 12,327
  • USA 9,238
  • France 9,134
  • S. Korea 8,413
  • Switzerland 3,115
  • UK 2,626

Some of the information shared about the US on Worldometer today:

2827 new cases and 41 new deaths in the United States

  • US – Canada border to temporarily close to nonessential travel [source] [tweet]
  • Trump compares the sacrifices needed to those made during World War II, saying that “now it is our time, we must sacrifice togetherWe are all in this together and we’ll come through it together. It is the invisible enemy. That’s always the toughest enemy. But we’re going to defeat the invisible enemy. I think we’ll going to do it even faster than we thought, and it will be a complete victory, a total victory”
  • US working to determine if the self-swab coronavirus test is as effective as the other testing process. It would be a much easier test
  • all foreclosures and evictions to be suspended until the end of April

You can view all of the Coronavirus information from Worldometer here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Be sure to follow all of the guidance from the federal, state and maybe most importantly the guidance being issued right here in Howard County. We must stay vigilant and informed to stay safe.

I will have the updated numbers for Howard County and the state of Maryland tomorrow morning around 10:00am (that is when the information is being released daily).

Scott E