U.S. Leads World in Coronavirus Cases 03/27/2020 The United States' caseload of coronavirus infections surged to the most in the world. The U.S. has now confirmed 85,000 cases passing China with 81,000 and Italy with 80,000. Most of China's patients have recovered. Indiana officials are insisting that residents obey the state’s stay-at-home order to rein in the coronavirus spread and not take advantage of its travel and work exemptions. Those appeals came Thursday as Indiana’s death toll from the pandemic rose by three to 17. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state grew by 170 to 645. The stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Eric Holcomb took effect Wednesday. The order has exceptions for workers in essential businesses or for necessary trips for food and medicine. Holcomb says the exemptions are “not encouragement to break the rules.” As of Thursday afternoon, Allen County had recorded 19 positive cases of COVID-19, and one death.