U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 200,000
The U.S. coronavirus death toll has passed 200,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
More than 6.8 million people are known to have been infected in the US, more than in any other country.
The milestone comes amid an increase in cases in a number of states, including North Dakota and Utah.
U.S. President 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 had the US not taken action, "you could have two million, 2.5 or three million" dead, BBC reported.
JHU reported the new death toll of 200,005 on Tuesday. The university has been collecting U.S. and global coronavirus data since the outbreak began late last year in China. The first case in the U.S. was confirmed in January.