US confirms 820 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: John Hopkins tally

A funeral worker moves a deceased patient into a van at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City. (File photo: AFP)

The United States on Sunday recorded 820 new coronavirus fatalities in the previous 24 hours, but the country’s total death count neared 90,000, a Johns Hopkins University tracker reported.

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The latest toll, marked at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Monday), was the lowest since 776 daily deaths were recorded on May 10, but the count ranged as high as 1,894 in subsequent days.

According to the real-time tracker by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins, the United States has 1,486,376 cases of novel coronavirus.

That figure and the death toll are by far the world’s highest.

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