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
The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus across the
US has surpassed half a million, according to data compiled by Johns
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
“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