WASHINGTON — Less than a month ago, on Feb. 29, the United States reported its first coronavirus death — plus 22 confirmed cases of the virus.President Donald Trump remarked that day that the U.S. had fewer cases than the rest of the world. “[W]e’re the No. 1 travel destination anywhere in the world, yet we have far fewer cases of the disease than even countries with much less travel or a much smaller population.”Eleven days later, on March 11, the U.S. had more than 20 deaths and 1,000 positive cases, per the COVID Tracking Project.Eighteen days later, on March 18, it was more than 100 deaths and 7,000 cases.Twenty-four days later, on March 24, the numbers grew to more than 500 deaths and 50,000 cases.And as of this morning, 27 days after that first U.S. fatality, the numbers are 1,268 deaths and 85,000-plus cases — more confirmed cases than in any other country, including China or Italy.That’s all in less than a month.The frightening question is where the country will be next month.And the month after that.Data Download: The numbers you need to know today85,968: The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, per the most recent


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