U.S. coronavirus cases up 13,960 in a day, reaches to 38,167

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22 March 2020

U.S. coronavirus cases are up 13,960 so far today to 38,167, APA reports citing Investing.

The U.S. is behind only China and Italy in terms of cumulative confirmed coronavirus cases. U.S. coronavirus deaths have climbed to 396.

New York state has nearly 23,000 Covid-19 cases, up more than 12,000 so far today. Most of the state's cases are in New York City itself.

Not only is the U.S. adding more new cases than any other country, the state of New York alone is adding more cases than any country.

New York officials have been among the most vocal in warning of shortages of key medical equipment and protective gear, calling on federal aid and supplies. FEMA Director Peter Gaynor said the federal government is prioritizing supplies to hard-hit states such as New York, Washington and California.

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