Harris said 85 percent of the newly confirmed cases Tuesday were in Europe and the United States, and 40 percent of those were in the U.S.
Asked if the United States could become the "epicentre" of the crisis, she replied "We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the U.S. So it does have that potential".
"We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the US. They have a very large outbreak and an outbreak increasing in intensity".
Because countries' case totals and death tolls are constantly changing as the coronavirus outbreak evolves, their death rates are not static - nor is the global rate.
A medical worker in a protective suit treats patients suffering with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an intensive care unit at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome that has been dedicated to treating cases of the disease.
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NY now has over 25,000 confirmed virus cases and at least 210 deaths.
President Donald Trump acknowledged the difficulty.
The comments reflect the soaring number of cases and deaths in America.
He would be forgiven for trying to keep up with the news related to the new coronavirus outbreak in the United States today and feeling a little confused about the state of affairs in the country. According to the COVID Tracking Project - a testing-tracking resource from two journalists at the Atlantic and the founder of a medical data startup - the number of people tested in the USA nearly quadrupled during that time.
Italy is still the epicenter for the meantime because they have 63, 927 cases and they are followed by the United States.
With the pandemic spreading across the world, 240 people were killed in France on Tuesday alone, bringing the death toll in the country from coronavirus to 1,100.
Italy, with more than 6,000 deaths is still the world's coronavirus epicenter, but conditions are vastly improved in what had been ground zero - China. Harris told reporters that we are likely to continue to see new records established every day until the containment measures and quarantines begin to take effect, or, more specifically, begin to be reflected in the data.