The coronavirus death toll in the US moved close to 54,000, with 940,000 confirmed cases as of Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The Maryland-based university’s running counter showed 53,934 deaths, 939,249 cases, and 105,818 recoveries across the world’s hardest-hit country.

New York is the worst-hit state in the US with 22,009 deaths and 282,143 cases, followed by New Jersey with over 105,500 cases.

The US has the highest number of virus-linked deaths in the world, followed by Italy’s 26,384 and 22,902 in Spain.

The virus that first appeared in China late last year has spread

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