U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 80K; tristate death toll nears 34K

Maya Rajamani
May 11, 2020 - 6:07 pm

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The coronavirus death toll in the U.S. surpassed 80,000 on Monday as the tristate death toll neared 34,000, state counts and data compiled by Johns Hopkins University show.

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    As of Monday afternoon, at least 1,344,512 people in the U.S. had tested positive for COVID-19, and 80,087 had died, according to Johns Hopkins’ Coronavirus Resource Center. 

    The U.S. is still reporting the highest number of positive cases and the highest number of fatalities of any country, the center’s data shows. 

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday reported 161 new fatalities in the state, bringing the state’s death toll to 21,640. 

    New Jersey’s death toll stood at 9,310 as of Monday afternoon and Connecticut’s stood at 3,008 — for a combined tristate death toll of 33,958.

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