US surpasses China in official coronavirus death count

The United States has now logged more deaths associated with the coronavirus than the official death toll in China.

The U.S. has had at least 3,415 deaths resulting from COVID-19 complications, while China has had 3,309, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. Despite the grim milestone, some in the U.S. and China believe that Beijing is not being completely forthcoming about how many people died.

The virus, which was first reported in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, quickly spread throughout the country and particularly ravaged Hubei province, where Wuhan is located. Residents there are just now beginning to emerge from their homes
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