US now has nearly 82,000 coronavirus cases, more than China, Italy

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The United States has nearly 82,000 coronavirus cases, more than China, the New York Times reported Thursday.

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In fact, the 81,321 positive cases are more than Italy or any other country has seen.

When asked about the numbers at a Thursday afternoon coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump said he attributes the surge in numbers to testing. "It's a tribute to the amount of testing that we're doing. We're doing tremendous testing and I'm sure you're not able to tell what China's testing or not testing. That's a little hard."

New York has the most cases in the country at 37,258. 

New Jersey is second at 6,876.

This is a breaking news story.