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US Covid deaths top 270,000: Johns Hopkins University

US Covid deaths top 270,000: Johns Hopkins University

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Washington: As the surge continues, US Covid-19 deaths breached 270,000, data from Johns Hopkins University showed.

With the national caseload topping 13.6 million, the death toll across the US went up to 270,003, according to the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

New York State reported 34,618 fatalities, at the top of the US state-level death toll list. Texas recorded the second most deaths, standing at 21,946. The states of California, Florida and New Jersey all confirmed more than 17,000 deaths, the tally showed.

States with more than 10,000 fatalities also include Illinois, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

The US remains the nation hit the worst by the pandemic, with the world's highest caseload and death toll, accounting for more than 18 per cent of global deaths.

IANS report with edits

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