Over 100,000 Americans have died from the novel coronavirus, odunews.com reports.
This is according to a data collected by John Hopkins University.
There have been nearly 1.7 million confirmed cases of the virus across the country (out of more than 5.6 million cases worldwide).
New York continues to have the highest number of deaths of any state in the U.S., with more than 29,000. New Jersey, the state with the second-highest toll, has lost over 11,000 people to the illness.
The CDC reports that at least 291 doctors, nurses and other health care workers in the U.S. have died — many of them likely infected on the job while caring for the sick.
African Americans have been affected with high number of cases and fatalities.
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