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COVID-19 cases in US top 650,000: Johns Hopkins University

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-04-17 07:36
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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) wearing personal protective equipment wheel a man out of a nursing home into an ambulance during an ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 16, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

NEW YORK -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 650,000 by 4 pm local time on Thursday (2000 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The fresh figure reached 653,825 with 30,998 deaths, according to the CSSE.

New York state topped the charts of cases and deaths, which stood at 223,231 and 14,198, respectively. New Jersey reported 75,317 cases and 3,156 fatalities. Other states with over 20,000 cases included Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, and Louisiana.

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