The United States has become the new epicenter for coronavirus as confirmed cases here have surpassed 1 lakh mark with 104,142. In the last 24 hours, 16 new deaths have been reported in the country with an over all death toll settling at 1,696. Out of 104,142 so far in the US, 2,522 have recovered while there are 99,924 active cases. Globally, confirmed COVID-19 cases are nearing 6 lakh mark whereas over 27,000 have been reported till date. Meanwhile, COVID-19 confirmed cases in India has crossed 800-mark including 19 deaths. India is under a 21-day lockdown after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 urged people to stay indoors as it is the only way to contain the virus.