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New York’s coronavirus cases now top every country outside US, Johns Hopkins researchers say

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New York‘s cases of coronavirus have surpassed every country in the world besides the United States as of Thursday.

Data collected by Johns Hopkins University revealed the hardest-hit state in America is grappling with 151,079 cases of COVID-19, surpassing Spain, which has a confirmed 148,220 cases.

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New York City — the epicenter of the virus in the state and country — is on the cusp of surpassing China in the next 24 hours with its number of cases. The city has reported 81,803 positive cases of COVID-19, inching up behind China — which is where the virus originated — which has 82,883 cases.

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In total, 6,269 people have died in New York — 4,571 of those deaths happened in the city.

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