More than 10,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in the U.S., as the pandemic's horrible toll hit another milestone on Monday.

The U.S. is reporting more COVID-19 cases than any country in the world, with nearly 350,000 people testing positive for the coronavirus, according to a COVID-19 dashboard created by the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, which reports coronavirus numbers in near real time.

The worst-hit U.S. state remains New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that the state now has more than 130,000 cases and 4,758 deaths.

The respiratory virus was reported in all 50 states and the District of Columbia just three weeks ago. Health experts warn that COVID-19 is still far from reaching the peak of the damage they believe it will inflict on the U.S.

Nine U.S. states now have at least 10,000 coronavirus cases:

  • New York 130,689
  • New Jersey: 37,505
  • Michigan: 15,718
  • California: 15,201
  • Louisiana: 13,010
  • Massachusetts: 12,500
  • Florida: 12,350
  • Pennsylvania: 11,643
  • Illinois: 11,260

The U.S. trails only Italy (16,523 dead) and Spain (13,055 dead) in the number of people lost to the pandemic.

Three European countries – Spain, Italy and Germany – are now reporting more than 100,000 cases each, with France poised to cross the same threshold.

China, where the virus was first detected in late 2019, is still reporting fewer than 83,000 infections and 3,335 deaths – numbers that haven't changed substantially in weeks.

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