Superstorm Sandy claims 179 lives

Superstorm Sandy is blamed for at least 110 deaths in the United States.

The figure includes 47 in New York, 24 in New Jersey, 13 in Pennsylvania, 11 in Maryland, four in Connecticut, two in Virginia, six in West Virginia, one in North Carolina, one on the HMS Bounty, and one in New Hampshire, according to officials in those states.

There were also two deaths reported in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean, bringing the overall death toll to 179.

The 110 death toll figure as of late Sunday afternoon is one below what was reported earlier in the day, after New York lowered its storm-related deaths to 40 "after one fatality was determined not to have been caused by the storm," according to police.

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