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U.S. now has the 3rd highest coronavirus case total in the world

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 13:39:31-04

The United States now has the third-highest coronavirus case total in the world.

The number of confirmed infections in the U.S. reached more than 27,000 cases on Sunday, followed by Spain with approximately 28,500 and Italy with more than 53,500.

While China's mainland still has the most total cases over time, at more than 81,000, at least 65,000 have recovered.

As the number of confirmed cases increases, some states are acting quickly by ordering variations of stay-at-home orders for residents. Oregon issued such an order on Friday night, joining states that include California, Illinois and New York.

Globally, there are at least 316,000 diagnosed cases and at least 13,592 coronavirus-related deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. More than 93,000 people have recovered worldwide.