NEW YORK, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 3.6 million on Friday, reaching 3,604,408 as of 12:34 p.m. local time (1634 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, the national death toll from the disease rose to 138,649, according to the CSSE.
New York state remains the hardest-hit with 405,551 cases. Other national COVID-19 hotspots include California, Florida and Texas, reporting 364,835, 327,234 and 308,611 cases, respectively, the tally showed.
States with over 100,000 cases also include New Jersey, Illinois, Arizona, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, the CSSE data showed.