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US adds 1,635 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours


Healthcare workers place a nasal swab from a patient into a tube for testing in the Brooklyn borough of New York. AFP

The United States recorded 1,635 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 77,178, according to the latest real-time tally Friday reported by Johns Hopkins University.

The country — hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities — has now confirmed a total of 1,283,829 cases, the Baltimore-based school reported.


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Meanwhile, Mexico's health ministry on Friday reported 1,906 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 199 additional fatalities, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 31,522 and 3,160 deaths.

However, the government has said the real number of infections is significantly higher than the confirmed cases and that deaths are also higher than official numbers show.

Agence France-Presse

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