US coronavirus death toll tops 100,000

Johns Hopkins University shows 100,047 US coronavirus deaths and 1,695,776 confirmed infections.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 100,000 on Wednesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Globally, COVID-19 has been linked to over 353,000 fatalities and over 5.6 million cases.

As of Wednesday evening local time, the Johns Hopkins tally showed 100,047 US coronavirus deaths. The United States has seen more coronavirus deaths than any other country, according to the data, although analysts and critics have questioned the numbers of cases and deaths reported in other countries.

As virus-related deaths continue to rise, the US saw just 500 new deaths Monday, its lowest daily total since March 28, and 693 more on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The number of confirmed infections is 1,695,776.

New York, the hardest-hit state, has seen more than 363,000 coronavirus cases and over 23,000 deaths, according to recent tallies. New Jersey, with reports of over 155,000 cases and over 11,100 deaths, follows New York.

Meanwhile, states in the US continue to cautiously reopen their economies while attempting to control the number of new infections, hospitalizations and fatalities.

In New York state, Long Island began reopening Wednesday, leaving New York City as the only area remaining essentially locked down.

In California, barbershops and hair salons are being allowed to reopen across most of the state.