The death toll in the U.S. from coronavirus exceeded the 45,000 mark on Wednesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The university’s running tally counted 45,075 deaths and 825,306 cases.
The country continues to lead in COVID-19 cases and virus-linked deaths worldwide. It has nearly a double fatalities than Italy’s 24,648, and almost quadruple of Spain’s 208,389 cases.
Meanwhile, almost 75,700 people have recovered, according to the university’s Coronavirus Resource Center.
New York is the worst-hit state with 19,118 deaths and more than 258,500 cases, followed by New Jersey with 4,753 deaths and nearly 92,400 cases.