A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of at least 16,267 people in the United States and at least 94,807 people worldwide.
In New York state, over 160,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
The number of cases in New York alone is now higher than in any single country.
In the U.S., over 454,000 people have been diagnosed.
Worldwide, more than 1.58 million people have been diagnosed since the virus emerged in China in December. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.