Grim stability: US records almost 2,000 Covid-19 fatalities for 2nd day in a row, as death toll closes in on 15,000
With models predicting the US is about to hit its coronavirus death rate peak, the country has reported nearly 2,000 deaths on Wednesday, about the same number as the previous day. The US accounts for about a third of all cases.
After smashing its previous Covid-19 single-day death record on Tuesday by nearly crossing the 2,000 milestone, the US has reported about the same number of lethal cases from the virus that has been sweeping across the country, on Wednesday, John Hopkins University tally suggests.
At least 1,939 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours in the US, which is 34 people more than on Tuesday.
While the centre of the pandemic has since long shifted from China to Europe, where Italy holds the record of the most fatalities to date – over 17,600 – the US has been not so far behind.
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