NEW YORK – The number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States topped 70,000 on Tuesday, reaching 70,115 as of 2:15 pm (1815 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
A total of 1,192,119 cases have been reported in the country, according to the CSSE.
The state of New York suffered the most, with 321,192 cases and 25,073 deaths. Other hardest-hit states included New Jersey, with 8,244 deaths, Michigan, with 4,139 deaths, and Massachusetts, with 4,090 deaths, the data showed.
The Baltimore-based university had recorded more than 1.1 million cases in the country as of 8:30 pm Saturday (0030 GMT Sunday), with 66,224 deaths, a two percent rise from a day earlier.
The United States has by far the highest death toll of any country in the global pandemic.
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