U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Passes Italy, Becoming World’s Highest

The U.S. surpassed Italy as the country with the most deaths from the coronavirus on

The U.S. surpassed Italy as the country with the most deaths from the coronavirus on Saturday as authorities world-wide implored citizens to maintain lockdowns despite the Easter holiday weekend.

Reported U.S. cases reached 527,111 with 20,506 total deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of Saturday night. In Italy, which has a smaller population and where the number of confirmed new cases has trended down for many days, the death toll hit 19,468.