NEW YORK, May 14 (Xinhua) - The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States reached 1,401,948 as of 1:38 p.m. (1738 GMT) Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Meanwhile, the death toll from the disease in the country hit 85,066.

Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 300,000 on Thursday, reaching 300,074 as of 1:38 p.m. (1738 GMT), according to the CSSE at JHU.

The total COVID-19 cases around the world rose to 4,405,688, according to the CSSE.