Coronavirus update: British PM Johnson has coronavirus, U.S. has most cases, House votes today

Scientists projected the United States would have the most cases of the infection

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March 27, 2020 - 11:58am

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The United States is now the country with the most confirmed coronavirus cases, with 85,966, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. 

Scientists project that the U.S. would eventually have the most cases, considering it is the world’s third most-populous country, with many densely populated cities. 

New York is the hardest-hit among those cities, with 365 deaths. Other U.S. hotspots and emerging outbreak cities include Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans.

On Friday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he’s tested positive for the virus. The United Kingdom has 11,816 confirmed cases, the ninth most in the world.

Also on Friday, the U.S. House is set to vote on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus spending package, which if passed would go directly to President Trump to be signed into law. 

The GOP-controlled Senate passed the record-breaking stimulus package late Wednesday. House leaders had planned to pass the record-breaking stimulus package by a voice vote. But concerns about one or more members calling for a recorded vote as House members hastening back to Capitol Hill and the House floor.