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COVID-19 deaths in US top 70,000: Johns Hopkins University

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-05-06 05:13
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A medical technologist tests a respiratory panel at Northwell Health Labs, where the same test will be used on the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, after being authorized to begin semi-automated testing by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Lake Success, New York, U.S., March 11, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

NEW YORK - The number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States topped 70,000 on Tuesday, reaching 70,115 as of 2:15 pm (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.

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