The death toll from the novel coronavirus in the U.S. has hit 150, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland on Thursday.
The number of confirmed cases has swelled to over 9,400, while Washington state — where the epidemic was first reported in the country — continues to be the most affected with a death tally of 68.
Besides, 20 deaths were reported in New York and 16 in California.
The numbers of deaths in 19 other states remain in the singe-digits.
In all, 106 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered from the disease so far.