Dr. Laureen Hill, Chief Operating Officer of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center at Northern Manhattan Field Hospital on April 11, 2020, in New York City. New York City remains the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
NEW YORK – The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States surpassed that in Italy on Saturday, reaching 19,701 as of 1:35 p.m. (1735 GMT) among 506,188 cases, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
According to the tally, Italy reported 19,468 deaths among 147,577 cases.
In the United States, New York state suffered the most deaths, 8,627. The fatalities of New Jersey and Michigan have both surpassed 1,000. States that reported over 20,000 cases included New York, New Jersey, Michigan, California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.