Over half of the doctors and nurses who died after testing positive have been in Italy, where more than 9,000 health workers have been infected so far, nearly the same amount as in Spain.
The number of confirmed infections also saw a significant drop from a 20 percent increase last week, while the daily death toll also fell on Monday.
The 60-year-old New Jersey doctor was reported to have been coughing a lot and had breathing issues days before he died.
The city has reported more than 51,800 cases. The U.S.N.S. Comfort, equipped with 1,000 beds, has admitted only 20 patients.
The COVID-19 virus has spread to at least 181 countries and regions, including more than 236,000 confirmed infections in the U.S., the global epicenter of the outbreak.
Italy and Spain have the highest death tolls, as well as the largest number of patients who have recovered from infection.
California Governor Gavin Newsom projects the second half of May may see a surge in cases but the peak in infection could take place sooner in late April, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
More than 10 countries in the world, including the U.S., have reported weekly death counts in the hundreds and thousands.
Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties report the highest number of cases and fatalities, with a combined total of nearly 4,000 infections and 84 deaths.
As fatalities in the U.S. are expected to peak over the next two weeks, medical experts on the U.S. COVID-19 task force stress social distancing measures will be critical in states that have yet to see a dramatic spike in cases.
More than half of South Korea's infected population have recovered, while Spain is continuing on a downward trend in new cases.
Los Angeles has the highest number of confirmed cases, followed by the counties of Santa Clara and San Diego, including at least 44 deaths in Los Angeles.
The outbreak continues to devastate the U.S., with six states reporting at least 100 deaths.
The global pandemic continues, as Spain becomes the third country with more confirmed cases than China, while Moscow and Lagos impose lockdown measures.
The outbreak continues to devastate the U.S., as New York alone claims nearly a third of the country's total confirmed cases, with more than 59,500 infections reported in the state.
While there have reportedly been almost twice as many recoveries as deaths so far in the country, the official number of recovered patients has yet to be released by the CDC.
Italy recorded its lowest daily rise in infections since officials began tracking cases after the country's first reported death on February 21.
As cases continue to soar in the country, a U.S. health expert on the COVID-19 task force, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warns up to 200,000 Americans could die from the virus.
The death toll in the U.S. has been nearly doubling every three days, with the death count in New York state alone having soared past 1,000 this weekend.
Nearly 90 percent of China's confirmed cases have seen recoveries, while more than half of South Korea's confirmed infected population has recovered.
The study shows younger people are more likely than older Americans to come into contact with infected individuals.
At least 22 states have issued a "stay at home" order, while disaster declarations have been made in several more states, including New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois and Missouri.
While the U.S. has become the epicenter of the outbreak, China is banning all foreigners and limiting air travel in a bid to curb its growing number of imported cases.
Thousands of recoveries have been reported around the world, including in Europe, the current epicenter of the pandemic, while China has seen nearly 73,000 recover from infection.
Italy has the most cases outside China and the highest death toll in the world, while the U.S. reports the second largest number of confirmed infections outside China.
The U.S. death toll has climbed past 1,000 and New Zealand has begun a month-long country lockdown in a bid to prevent an outbreak.
While Italy currently has the largest number of cases in the world, the U.S. is only a few thousand cases behind it. The country has reported nearly 70,000 cases and saw a 25 percent increase in deaths in a day.
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the COVID-19 task force has warned America should prepare for a potential second wave of a widespread infections.
While Italy and Iran have the largest number of fatalities outside China, both nations have also seen the highest number of people recover from infection.