US coronavirus death toll exceeds official China tally: Johns Hopkins

A worker uses a forklift to move a body outside of the Brooklyn Hospital on March 31, 2020 in New York, United States. (AFP)

The number of deaths in the United States from coronavirus has surpassed those reported by China, where the pandemic began in December, according to a toll published on Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University.

There have been 3,415 deaths in the US from the virus, the Baltimore-based university said, more than the 3,309 reported by China.

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There are 175,067 confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, the university said, the most of any country in the world.

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