More than 2,000 US coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

By: AFP      Published: 04:51 PM, 1 May, 2020
More than 2,000 US coronavirus deaths in 24 hours
People in Hazmat suits transport a deceased body on a stretcher outside a funeral home in Brooklyn in New York City. AFP

The United States recorded more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period for the third day running, according to the latest real-time tally Thursday reported by Johns Hopkins University.

The country -- hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities -- recorded 2,053 deaths on Thursday, after 2,502 deaths on Wednesday and 2,207 on Tuesday.

At least 62,906 people have now died in the United States, according to the Baltimore-based university.

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