A tally by John Hopkins University indicated that more than 6.8 million people have been infected with the coronavirus across the United States, while the data pushed the country’s total deaths to 200,786.
The country’s total infections and related deaths is more than in any other country around the globe.
The New York City remains the country’s worst-affected part, with a total of 33,090 deaths.
The President of United States Donald Trump said on Tuesday the new death toll was a “horrible thing” and claimed China “should have stopped” the virus.
He also defended his record, claiming that if the U.S. not taken action, “two million, 2.5 or three million” could have died.
Globally, more than 31.5 million people have been infected with the coronavirus pandemic and at least 969,578 COVID-19 patients have died, according to a tally by JHU.Follow TKG on Twitter & Facebook