WORLD US COVID-19 deaths top 210,000 - Johns Hopkins University


US COVID-19 deaths top 210,000 - Johns Hopkins University


08:22, October 06, 2020


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NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpassed 210,000 on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

With the national caseload topping 7.4 million, the death toll across the United States rose to 210,013 as of 3:23 p.m. local time (1923 GMT), according to the CSSE.

New York state reported 33,214 fatalities, at the top of the U.S. state-level death toll list. Each state of Texas, California and New Jersey recorded more than 16,000 deaths. Fatalities in Florida exceeded 14,000, the tally showed.

States with more than 8,000 fatalities also include Massachusetts, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

The United States remains the nation hit the worst by the pandemic, with the world's highest caseload and death toll, accounting for more than one fifth of the global cases and deaths, respectively.

The U.S. death toll reached the grim milestone of 100,000 on May 27 and hit 200,000 on Sept. 22.

More than 20 U.S. states reported a spike in new cases compared to last week, as health experts urge the public to exercise caution when they move indoors during the colder days of fall and winter.

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