New York, July 24 (Aryavarth) The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed the 4 million mark to reach 4,005,414 as of 3.04 p.m. local time (1904 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, the national death toll from the disease rose to 143,820, according to the CSSE, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.
California has recently surpassed New York to be the hardest-hit state with 421,857 cases. Other states with over 100,000 cases include New York, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Louisiana, the CSSE data showed.
President Donald Trump remains unhappy with China over its handling of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has killed more than 140,000 Americans.
“I think this president has made very clear that he’s unhappy with China – the fact that China virus was unleashed onto this country and around the world with very little information, honesty and transparency from China,” Conway said in response to a reporter’s question on the shuttering hours earlier. “We’re still not getting information from China. We still don’t know the case numbers, the death numbers, etcetera.” said White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.