Coronavirus death toll crosses 140,000 mark in US

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Washington: The number of deaths in the US from coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday surpassed 140,000-mark, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Till 2050 hours local time, total 140,119 deaths were reported while the country’s COVID-19 caseload also rose to 3,711,359, according to the CSSE data.
The New York has been the most affected city in the country with 32,478 deaths and 406,305 cases, followed by New Jersey (15699 deaths), Massachusetts (8419 deaths), California (7702 deaths), Illinois (7483 deaths), Pennsylvania (7015 deaths) and Michigan (6364).
Texas has been emerging as another epicenter of the disease with 3,939 deaths.
On a positive front, total 1,122,720 people have recovered from the virus in the country.
Meanwhile, the global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 600,000-mark, according to the same University data.
The worldwide COVID-19 caseload reached 14,247,706.
The US has been the most affected country in the world, followed by Brazil (78,772 deaths and 2,074,860 positive cases).
Other countries with over 30,000 casualties include, United Kingdom (45,358), Mexico (38,888), Italy (35,042) and France (30,155), the CSSE data showed.