Coronavirus: US reports 1,738 new deaths in 24 hours, John Hopkins tally shows

New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) arrive to assist a woman during ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease. (File photo: Reuters)

The United States on Wednesday recorded 1,738 deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a lower toll than the day before, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The new deaths bring the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the US to 46,583 since the outbreak began there, by far the highest figures recorded by any country caught in the global pandemic.

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