US coronavirus death toll climbs by 1,891 in 24 hours to 38,664: John Hopkins

A person wears a protective mask while walking by an AMC movie theater in New York City. (File photo: AFP)

The coronavirus death toll in the United States climbed by 1,891 in the past 24 hours to reach 38,664 on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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The US has seen a total of 732,197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the global health crisis, according to the Baltimore-based university.

It is the highest number of virus cases and deaths of any country in the world.

Also Saturday, coronavirus deaths surged past 100,000 in Europe, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the 157,539 fatalities worldwide.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57