Updated: March 4, 2021
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus has killed more than 3000 people in the United States, up from about 2500 the previous 24 hours, according to latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
More than 159,000 people have now tested positive for coronavirus in the United States and a little over 5500 have recovered, according to the latest virus tracker tally.
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New York state remained the epicenter of the virus in the United States on Monday. The state had around 61,000 active cases with over 1200 deaths.
That number of active cases is more than one-third of all the coronavirus cases in the United States that stood at over 159,000 on Monday morning, according to latest data.
Globally, more than 775,000 people have contracted the coronavirus. While about 164,000 have recovered, more than 37,000 have died.