Almost 215,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S. as of today, according to the CDC and Johns Hopkins University. As seen in tracking by Johns Hopkins. New York state and New Jersey, where there are currently a combined 106,000 confirmed cases, are responsible for around half of all national infections.
More than 5,000 people have succumbed to the disease in the country. Appoximately 1,400 deaths were recorded in New York City alone, many more than the 164 people who died in Washington's King county, an early hot spot of the disease and the county with the second most deaths in the U.S. Many of the King county deaths occurred in connection with the Life Care Center retirement community.
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