The coronavirus crisis in the U.S. has reached another grim benchmark: More than 30,000 people nationwide have been infected with COVID-19. As of Sunday, 32,057 has tested positive and 400 people had died, according to a tracker from Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. Nearly half the infections were in New York, which has quickly become the epicenter of coronavirus in America, trailed by New Jersey, Washington State, and California.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the high number of cases in the state is due in part to more tests being done, but acknowledged the density of New York City means the virus spreads faster here.