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Data collected by Johns Hopkins University revealed the hardest-hit state in America is grappling with 151,079 cases of COVID-19, surpassing Spain, which has a confirmed 148,220 cases.
New York City -- the epicenter of the virus in the state and country -- is on the cusp of surpassing China in the next 24 hours with its number of cases. The city has reported 81,803 positive cases of COVID-19, inching up behind China -- which is where the virus originated -- which has 82,883 cases.
In total, 6,269 people have died in New York -- 4,571 of those deaths happened in the city.