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The death toll in the U.S. from the novel coronavirus exceeded the 31,000 mark on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The university’s running tally counted 31,002 deaths and 640,014 cases.

The U.S. continues to lead the world in the number of coronavirus infections and deaths, followed by Italy and Spain in both tallies.

The Italy has the second-highest death toll with more than 21,600, while Spain has the second-highest confirmed cases with nearly 183,000.

More than 52,700 people have recovered in the U.S., according to the data.

New York is the state worst-hit by the pandemic, with 14.073

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