WASHINGTON

The U.S. crossed a somber threshold Friday with a private tally counting over 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country as leaders struggle to thwart the virus’ spread.  

A running tally from Johns Hopkins University found 100,717 confirmed COVID-19 infections across the country, including 1,544 deaths. Over 860 people have recovered, according to the university’s data.

The U.S. on Thursday surpassed Italy and China to become the country with the largest number of coronavirus infections. The countries have 86,498 and 81,897 number of cases, respectively.

Worldwide, there are 590,594 confirmed cases and about 27,000 deaths. Nearly 130,000 others recovered

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