US sets new global record with 1,480 virus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

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US sets new global record with 1,480 virus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

Saturday, 04 April 2020 | AFP | Washington

US sets new global record with 1,480 virus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

The United States recorded nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the worst 24-hour death toll globally since the pandemic began.

With 1,480 deaths counted between 8:30 pm (0030 GMT) Thursday and the same time Friday, according to the university's continuously updated figures, the total number of people who have died since the start of the pandemic in the United States is now 7,406.

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