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U.S. Army National Guard personnel distribute free preferred meals to residents in the East Harlem section of Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 1, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Washington: The United States on Wednesday surpassed 200,000 novel coronavirus cases, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The pandemic has claimed the lives of at least 4,361 people in the United States, which leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 203,608, by the Johns Hopkins count.

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