By Hakan Copur
WASHINGTON (AA) - At least 410 people in the U.S. died of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 1,711 in the country, according to data compiled by a U.S.-based university.
Being on top of the list of highest number of cases around the world, the death toll and number of cases are rapidly increasing across the country.
The total number of cases in the U.S. increased by 18,848 in the last 24 hours, reaching 104,860 in total, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
States worst hit by the outbreak are New York and New Jersey.
Number of cases in New York State increased from yesterday's 39,140 to 46,094 on Saturday, and 26,697 of them are in New York City.
New Jersey follows New York with 8,825 cases, and California with 4,885.
In the past 24 hours, 144 people died in New York, 175 in Washington and 119 died in Louisiana.
After emerging in Wuhan, China last December, coronavirus has spread to at least 177 countries and territories.
*Writing by Firdevs Bulut