The United States, along with Italy, is one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the world with 20,304 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Italy has recorded 19,468 virus-related deaths so far, but with a population five times smaller than the United States, according to an AFP count based on official reports.
However, the United States is the country most affected by COVID-19 with more than 500,000 people.
By Friday, they had become the first country in the world to exceed 2,000 deaths from a new coronavirus in a day, with 2,108 additional deaths recorded in 24 hours.
New York is the epicenter of a pandemic in the United States.
On Saturday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that public schools would remain closed until the end of the school year.