US Covid toll exceeds 170,000

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Published: August 17,2020 09:19 AM
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August 17, 2020: The number of coronavirus-related fatalities in the United States has surpassed 170,000, while the number of cases has exceeded 5.4 million

August 17, 2020: The number of coronavirus-related fatalities in the United States has surpassed 170,000, while the number of cases has exceeded 5.4 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University database. Per the university's data, 170,019 people have died from the disease in the US. The overall COVID-19 tally is currently 5,401,167.





The state of New York recorded the most deaths across the country, with 32,840 fatalities, followed by New Jersey with 15,912 deaths. California and Texas both reported more than 10,000 deaths, the tally showed. States with more than 7,000 fatalities also include Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois and Pennsylvania.





The US has registered the highest caseload and deaths of any nation, accounting for more than 20 per cent of the global death toll. US nursing homes have once again seen a spike in new Covid-19 cases due to community spread, a recent report released by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living showed.





Meanwhile, there have been more than 21.5 million cases worldwide since the beginning of the outbreak, along with a death toll of more than 773,000.


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