WASHINGTON, April 6. /TASS/. The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in the United States has exceeded 10,000, the Johns Hopkins University, which sums up data from the federal and local authorities, said on Monday.
According to its data, as many as 347,003 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the country. A total of 10,335 patients have died and 18,953 have recovered.
The United States currently tops the list of world nations most severely hit by the pandemic. Most of coronavirus cases were registered in the states of New York, New Jersey, Michigan, California, and Louisiana.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia.
On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. To date, approximately 1,300,000 people have been infected worldwide and roughly 70,000 deaths have been reported.