There Are Now 7 Countries With Over 40,000 Cases of Coronavirus

Medical workers at Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at a drive-thru testing facility in San Francisco, California on March 12, 2020. - Between 70 to 150 million people in the United States could eventually be infected with the novel coronavirus, according to a projection shared with Congress, a lawmaker said March 12, 2020. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images) Josh Edelson/Getty

Seven countries now have over 40,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, a sign that the pandemic is still growing across the world.

With over 800,000 cases of COVID-19 globally, the cases in the United States, Italy, Spain, China, Germany, France and Iran, represent approximately 74 percent of them.

The U.S. has more confirmed cases than any other country with 164,610 and 3,170 deaths attributed to COVID-19, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The mortality rate of the novel coronavirus in the country is about 1.9 percent.

With cases increasing in the country, President Donald Trump extended the recommended social guidelines until April 30 during a press conference on Monday. Those guidelines include asking Americans to stay home whenever possible and to only conduct essential travel. When out in public, Americans are asked to maintain at least six feet between themselves and others. It is also recommended to regularly wash hands or to use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

On Monday, Trump also announced the Food and Drug Administration new coronavirus test that will give results in 5 minutes, and Abbott Labs, the company that produces that test, said they will make 50,000 tests per day beginning on March 31.

"We would not be where we are today without the many American companies, entrepreneurs, and scientists who have worked day and night to develop as of today 20 different emergency testing options," Alex Azar, the secretary of Health and Human Services, said during the White House daily coronavirus press briefing Monday.

Italy has been the hardest-hit country in the world with 101,739 confirmed cases and 11,591 deaths, giving the virus a mortality rate of approximately 11.3 percent in the country. The Italian government flew flags at half-mast Tuesday to mark a minute of silence to commemorate those who have succumbed to the disease. They have also extended their intense government lockdown until mid-April to try to slow the spread of the disease.

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi said during the solemn occasion in front of Rome's city hall that the novel coronavirus was "an injury that hurt the whole country," -- adding "together, we will get through this."

Spain is the second hardest-hit country in Europe with 94,417 confirmed cases and 8,189 deaths. The Spanish government reported the most single-day losses during this pandemic thus far in a 24-hour period with 849 deaths. Spain also held a moment of silence to honor those who have succumbed to the disease.

Thus far, Italy and Spain account for more than half of the deaths from COVID-19 globally during the pandemic.

The Chinese government has reported 82,276 cases of the novel coronavirus and 3,309, giving the country a mortality rate of about 4 percent. According to Johns Hopkins, the country has only reported 2,255 confirmed cases for March after reporting 80,000 confirmed cases the previous two months. China sent thousands of testing kits and other equipment to countries in need, but some of the countries that received the equipment, including Spain, said that many of them were faulty, the BBC reports.

Germany is has fared much better than any of the other countries on the list with 67,051 confirmed cases and 682 deaths thus far, giving the virus in the country a mortality rate of 1 percent. France has 45,171 confirmed cases and 3,031 deaths. Iran has 44,605 cases and 2,898, giving the virus a mortality rate of about 6.4 percent in the country.

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