USA COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 900K

The USA reached the grim milestone of 900,000 coronavirus deaths on Feb 4, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The death toll across the US rose to 900,528 with the national case count topping 76.2 million as of Friday evening, the Xinhua news agency reported.

California has recorded the highest number of COVID deaths with 80,798 fatalities. Texas reported the second-highest number of fatalities at 80,459, followed by Florida with 65,993 deaths and New York with 65,578 deaths, the data showed.

Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Michigan, and New Jersey have all recorded more than 30,000 fatalities.

The USA remains the country worst hit by the pandemic with the world’s highest caseload and death toll, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the global cases and more than 15 percent of global deaths.

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