U.S. Coronavirus Update, Map as Deaths Surge by 25 Percent in One Day, Nearly 70,000 Total Cases Reported

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The coronavirus death toll in the U.S. increased by around 25 percent in a day as the country’s total number of fatalities climbed past 1,000 on Wednesday night. At least 619 have recovered from infection. There are nearly 69,200 confirmed cases in the U.S., as of Thursday morning, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

New York City, King County in Washington state and parts of New Jersey reported the highest death tolls so far, followed by New Orleans in Louisiana, Georgia and other parts of New York.

The virus, which was first reported in Wuhan, a city in China’s Hubei province, has spread to more than 480,000 people across at least 175 countries. Over 115,000 have recovered, while more than 21,500 have died across the globe.