MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 30th March, 2020) The United States has conducted nearly 900,000 tests for COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak, Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir said during a press conference alongside President Donald Trump.
"The reason we show more cases than anybody else in the world is we're doing more testing than anybody else in the world. So, we have more cases because we're doing far more testing than anybody in the world," the president said.
The US on Thursday overtook Italy as the country with the most reported cases of COVID-19. According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, there are now more than 137,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States.