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More than 2 000 coronavirus deaths in one day in US

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The tally from the US-based university recorded 2 108 new deaths from Thursday to Friday evening, bringing the country’s death toll to approximately 18,600.

Washington – More than 2 000 deaths from the new coronavirus

were recorded within 24 hours in the United States on Friday,

according to Johns Hopkins University, making it the highest increase

in deaths in one day since the global pandemic began.

The tally from the US-based university recorded 2 108 new deaths from

Thursday to Friday evening, bringing the country’s death toll to

approximately 18,600.

The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus across the

US has surpassed half a million, according to data compiled by Johns

Hopkins.

While there has been a trend towards the number of hospitalizations

stabilizing across much of the US this week, deaths have been

reaching new peaks.

The death toll is expected to lag behind the spread of the outbreak

as many people succumb to the Covid-19 disease caused by the novel

coronavirus weeks after being infected.

“It is in the sense of deaths a bad week,” Anthony Fauci, one of the

nation’s top infectious disease experts, said during a press briefing

on Thursday.

“At the same time as we’re seeing the increase in deaths, we’re

seeing a rather dramatic decrease in the need for hospitalizations.” 

Almost 1.7 million infections had been recorded worldwide as of late

Friday, and more than 100,000 people had died, according to Johns

Hopkins.

dpa