The American state of New York has become the city with the most Corona Virus infections in the world, overtaking Spain and Italy.

The new figures came after the number of confirmed cases in New York state increased to 159,937 after 10,000 new infections were recorded in 24 hours. 

In comparison, Spain has over 152,000 cases while Italy has more than 142,000. China, which is where the Coronavirus first broke out currently has nearly 83,000 infections. 

However, in terms of fatalities, Italy’s death toll is the highest with more than 18,000 cases. The US follows with 16,715 and then Spain with 15,300.  New York state’s death toll as of Thursday was just over 7,000