US confirmed COVID-19 cases top 60,000: Johns Hopkins University
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<p style="text-align:center"><img src="https://imedia-peoplesdaily.pdnews.cn/20200326/a7ba7597271f44f9b817c368ad6d0c8a.jpeg" title="" alt="US TOP.jpeg"/></p><p><span style="color: rgb(127, 127, 127);">Patients wear personal protective equipment while maintaining social distancing as they wait in line for a COVID-19 test at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in New York. (Photo: AP)</span></p><p>NEW YORK, March 25 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 60,000 as of 3:30 p.m. US Eastern Time on Wednesday (1930 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.</p><p>The fresh figure reached 62,068 with 869 deaths, the CSSE said.</p><p>The state of New York has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, with 30,811 cases reported. New Jersey and California have reported 4,402 and 2,660 cases, respectively, according to the center.</p><p><br/></p>