The number of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. has surpassed 35,000, the third highest in the world. The death toll in the U.S. from the COVID-19 virus reached 471 - the sixth highest in the world.

All 50 states have reported confirmed cases of coronavirus. New York has the largest number of cases at nearly 17,000 after a 37.4-percent spike, while Washington has the second-most at 1,996.

The University of Tampa announced over the weekend that five of its students have tested positive for the virus and are recovering after returning from a spring break trip. Thee students together with other UT students during the schools' break, from March 8 through 15, says a news report.

In a separate Facebook post, the University of Tampa said a sixth student has also tested positive after traveling internationally.