US coronavirus cases top 1.19 million, death toll over 70,000


The death toll in the United States from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has surpassed 70,000, with the number of cases exceeding 1.19 million, Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center data showed on Tuesday.


The university in the state of Maryland running tally counted -70,115 deaths and 1,192,119 cases.

According to the data, more than 187,000 patients have recovered in the US.

New York is the worst-hit state with 25,073 deaths and more than 321.000 cases, followed by New Jersey with 8,244 deaths and an excess of 130,600 cases.

The United States leads the world in the number of reported COVID-19 deaths and confirmed cases. Italy registered 29,315 deaths, followed by Spain with 25,428.

According to the data, there are more than 3.6 million confirmed infections globally with more than 254,400 deaths, while nearly 1.1 million patients have recovered.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 


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