America now has the maximum number of coronavirus cases at 85, 594. With this, it has surpassed China, which has a total of 81,340 cases.
However, with almost 1,300 Covid-19-related fatalities, the US death toll lags behind China (3,291) and Italy (8,215).
The latest US figures underscore how the centre of gravity for the coronavirus pandemic has shifted from Asia to the West.
The US overtook China on the same day Beijing said it was temporarily suspending visits from almost all foreign nationals — a marked reversal to policies implemented in the US and Europe in January to limit travellers coming from the Asian country.