U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 20,000: Johns Hopkins University

COVID-19 victims are buried, in New York, the United States, April 11, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua.

New York, USA April 11 (Xinhua) — The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States topped 20,000 Saturday afternoon, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

A total of 20,071 people have died of the disease among 519,453 confirmed cases in the country as of 4 p.m. local time (2000 GMT), the CSSE said.

A large burial pit and abandoned buildings are seen on Hart Island where some of the New York state has recorded the most deaths in the country, 8,627, which is followed by New Jersey and Michigan with 2,183 and 1,276, respectively. A total of 29,507 patients in the country have recovered, according to the CSSE.

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