The death toll in the U.S. from the novel coronavirus has surpassed the 42,000 mark on Tuesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The Maryland-based university’s running tally counted 42,458 deaths and 788,920 cases.
The U.S. continues to lead worldwide deaths related to the virus after Italy reported 24,114, and Spain followed it with 21,282.
More than 73,500 people have recovered in the U.S., according to the data.
New York is the worst-hit state by the pandemic with 18,653 deaths and more than 253,000 cases, followed by New Jersey with 4,520 deaths and 88,800 cases.