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US records 1,997 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours


Emergency Medical Technicians wheel a man out of the Cobble Hill Health Centre nursing home. Reuters

The United States has recorded 1,997 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 40,661, reported AFP citing the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker.


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According to the tracker, the US has seen a total of 761,964 confirmed cases and 70,337 recoveries since the start of the pandemic.

Sunday's figure came on the same day that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the epidemic in his hardest-hit state is "past the high point."

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The 24-hour tally in the United States had exceeded 2,500 on Wednesday, Johns Hopkins data showed.

Deaths from COVID-19 in the United States are by far the highest of any country, as is the total number of cases which on Sunday reached 759,086, according to Johns Hopkins.


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