Coronavirus death toll in US surpasses 1,000

More than 1,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

According to the latest reading of the Johns Hopkins University tracker, U.S. deaths caused from COVID-19 eclipsed over 1,000 people on Thursday, with over a quarter of those deaths occurring in New York. The new data also places the U.S. as the third-most infected country behind China and Italy.

Over 480,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus globally. Of those, at least 21,500 have died from it, and more than 115,800 have recovered. The U.S. has seen at least 69,000 confirmed cases with 619 reported recoveries.

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