Nurses at Penn State Health St. Joseph conduct drive-thru coronavirus testing on March 27. Photo: Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images
More than 2,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus in the U.S. as of Saturday, per data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Why it matters: Recorded deaths in the U.S. surpassed 1,000 two days ago. The U.S. has the most COVID-19 cases in the world, exceeding China and Italy.