NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpassed 370,000 on Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
With the national caseload topping 21.9 million, the death toll across the United States rose to 370,119 as of 2:22 p.m. local time (1922 GMT), according to the CSSE data.
New York State reported 39,334 fatalities, topping the U.S. state-level death toll list. Texas recorded the second most deaths of 29,645, followed by California with 29,266 deaths and Florida with 22,666 deaths, the CSSE tally showed.
States with more than 11,000 fatalities also include New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts and Georgia.
The United States remains the worst-hit nation with the world's highest caseload and death toll, accounting for more than 24 percent of the global cases and over 19 percent of the global deaths.
The United States reported over 360,000 coronavirus deaths on Jan. 6, and added 10,000 deaths in only three days.
U.S. COVID-19 daily fatalities hit 4,194 on Thursday, the highest rise in coronavirus deaths in a single day since the pandemic began, the CSSE chart showed.
An updated model forecast by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projected a total of 567,195 COVID-19 deaths in the United States by April 1, 2021, based on the current projection scenario.