US adds 776 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours
Medical workers from Lenox Hill Hospital come outside while people show gratitude as part of the nightly #ClapBecauseWeCare in New York City. AFP
The United States recorded 776 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 79,522, according to the real-time tally by Johns Hopkins University at 8:30 pm Sunday (0030 GMT Monday).
The figure was the lowest daily tally since March, with 24-hour totals in recent weeks ranging from 1,000 to 2,500. The country -- hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities -- has now confirmed a total of 1,329,072 cases, the Baltimore-based school reported.