More than 1,000 Americans have now died due to complications from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

On Thursday, the total number of fatalities in the U.S. rose to 1,069, according to a database compiled by The New York Times, last updated on March 26. Per the same reporting, there have been at least 75,178 confirmed cases of the contagious virus across the country.

According to the Times‘ worldwide database, there are some 21,975 deaths and 489,500 confirmed cases around the globe, as of March 26.

While China has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19, Italy now has the most deaths at 7,503. The U.S. has the second-most confirmed cases in the world.

Based on CNN’s count, Wednesday was the deadliest day in terms of coronavirus fatalities in the U.S. A total of 223 deaths were reported on Wednesday alone, with 164 the day before.

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