Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday called for the Trump administration to issue a “national lockdown” in response to reports that the United States is now leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases.
She wrote that the Trump administration “desperately needed” to act.
The U.S. overtook China and Italy in confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with more than 82,000 of them, according to numbers compiled by Johns Hopkins University researchers.
New York state alone -- at almost 40,000 cases -- had more infections than every country besides the U.S., China, Italy, Spain and Germany.
Still, some analysts have called China’s reported statistics into question.