The United States is leading the world in the number of coronavirus cases as of Friday with 85,707 people sick, according to tracking by NBC News — a toll that surpasses the caseload in China where the pandemic ignited in December.The number of deaths has also risen to 1,268, with New York being the worst hit, accounting for 433 of those killed by COVID-19.Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases worldwide has soared to 533,416 and the death toll reaching 24,082 as of 4:15 am ET, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.A member of the Brooklyn Hospital Center helps a person who was just tested for COVID-19 on Thursday in New York.Mary Altaffer / APPresident Donald Trump tweeted early Friday that he’d spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping about the response to the virus. “China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the virus. We are working closely together,” Trump said.At an earlier briefing, Trump said the U.S. is working with the international community, sharing information and data, to fight the virus. He also touted the $2.2 trillion relief package, which Congress is set to vote on Friday, while announcing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency


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