US records 749 virus deaths in past 24 hours: tracker

US records 749 virus deaths in past 24 hours: tracker


Washington: According to data released by Johns Hopkins University on Saturday, the Coronavirus pandemic has killed 749 people in the United States in the past 24 hours.

Real-time statistics maintained by the Baltimore-based university at 8:30 pm (30:30 am GMT Sunday) show that the latest death toll brings the total number of deaths in the United States to 109,791 and more than 1.9 million cases.

About 500,000 people have recovered from this disease.

To date, the United States has the most deaths and infections from COVID-19.

However, on a per capita basis, several European countries including France, Italy and Spain have higher numbers of deaths.

President Donald Trump said last Friday that the United States “passed it to a large extent” the epidemic, and once again called on the governor to relax the state’s blockade measures.

Although the United States suffered about 3,000 deaths every day in mid-April, this number has now dropped to about 1,000 deaths and 20,000 new cases per day.

But healthcare professionals worry that large-scale demonstrations in cities across the United States against police brutality and racism may lead to a surge in new infections in the coming weeks.

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