COVID-19: Around the world, USA new epicentre

US President Donald Trump announced the United States would ban all travel from Europe for 30 days starting to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

US President Donald Trump announced the United States would ban all travel from Europe for 30 days starting to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

AFP/Doug Mills

US - COVID-19 cases in the US have topped 100,000. This just two months after their first confirmed case.

The death toll is also increasing at an alarming rate with over 1,600 fatalities.

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Meanwhile, doctors and nurses have pleaded for more protective gear and equipment to treat patients.

The country is now the new epicentre of the virus surpassing both Italy and China.

A man wearing a protective mask passes by the Coliseum in Rome on March 7, 2020.

A man wearing a protective mask passes by the Coliseum in Rome on March 7, 2020.

Alberto Pizzoli/ AFP

Italy has confirmed over 900 new deaths from COVID-19.

This is the highest number of fatalities any country has reported in 24 hours since the pandemic began.

The total number of deaths now stands at over 9,000 with confirmed cases hitting more than 86,000.

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Spain now has more than 9,000 health workers infected with COVID-19.

This is the highest number of health workers infected.

Confirmed infections in the country are over 65,000.

There are now more than 5,000 in Spain.

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