The per-capita number of coronavirus cases in the US is almost four times that of China, based on most recent population estimates.
Based on CNN's count Thursday evening, the US now has 81,836 cases for a country with an estimated population of just over 328 million. That's about one case for every 4,010 people.
China's number is similar, 81,782, but for a country four times larger in population. Current United Nations estimates put China's population at over 1.4 billion. That's about one case for every 17,582 people.
China typically reports new nationwide case totals around 9 p.m. ET, so the comparison could soon change.