The number of Kovid-19 cases in the United States rose to more than 3.5 million on Thursday, reaching 3,533,317 as of 1:51 p.m., according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering. (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, the national death toll from the disease has risen to 137,846, according to the CSSE.

New York State remains the worst hit, with 404,775 cases. California, Florida and Texas have become the nation's new epidemics of Kovid-19 with a rapidly increasing number of new cases on a daily basis.

California reported 355,046 cases in Florida, 315,775 cases and Texas 292,336 cases, according to the report.

CSSE data shows that the states with more than 100,000 cases include New Jersey, Illinois, Arizona, Georgia, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

By Chhouk Bora