The United States now has more coronavirus deaths than China, where the corona outbreak started late last year.
With nearly 3,400 deaths recorded, it also involves more victims than the radical Islamic attacks of September 11, 2001.
New York was the hardest hit then and is now also the city with the most victims.
Only in Italy and Spain, more corona deaths have occurred so far than in the US, according to Reuters news agency after its own count.
Worldwide, more than 800,000 infections have been registered and more than 39,000 deaths.