US coronavirus death toll tops 30,000: tracker

By: AFP      Published: 07:43 PM, 16 Apr, 2020
US coronavirus death toll tops 30,000: tracker
Medical workers work a night shift outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Centre in the Borough Park of New York City. AFP

The confirmed coronavirus death toll in the United States surpassed 30,000 on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The tracker says 30,990 people have now died in the country from COVID-19 since the start of the global health crisis.

The US has the highest death toll in the world, followed by Italy with 21,645 dead although its population is just a fifth of that of the US. Spain has recorded 19,130 deaths, followed by France with 17,167.

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