The US death toll in the coronavirus pandemic rose to 2,197 on Sunday, with more than 25 percent of the deaths occurring in New York state, The Johns Hopkins University said in its latest update.

Despite the increasing number of dead in the US, this country is still behind several other nations in that grim statistic, with 10,023 having died in Italy, 6,528 in Spain, 3,182 in China, 2,640 in Iran and 2,319 in France, according to the university's tally.