In this April 24, 2020, file photo, a lone person walks on the platform at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Maverick Station in Boston. (Photo: AP)
NEW YORK, May 5 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States topped 70,000 on Tuesday, reaching 70,115 as of 2:15 p.m. (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.