US Covid-19 death toll passes 1,000 mark

2020-03-26 at 12:21

Johns Hopkins University researchers say the death toll from coronavirus passed the 1,000 mark on Wednesday in the United States.

According to data released by the Johns Hopkins University 1,031 people in the US had died from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

On Tuesday, the death toll had just passed 600. In the US, New York state has been the hardest hit, with 33,006 cases confirmed and 280 deaths.

New Jersey is the next most affected, with 4,402 confirmed cases of coronavirus, followed by California with 3,150 cases.

Wednesday also saw Washington state, where the outbreak started in the US, confirming the 100th COVID-19 linked death.

In an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus, nearly half of the governors in the United States have ordered citizens to stay home and to close all non-essential businesses.

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