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US COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 20,000, Now World’s Highest

Medical personnel transfer a deceased affected person to a refrigerated truck serving as make shift morgues at Brooklyn Hospital Middle on April 09, 2020 in New York Metropolis. Angela Weiss / AFP

 

The US dying toll within the coronavirus outbreak topped 20,000 on Saturday, in line with a tally stored by Johns Hopkins College.

The outbreak has now claimed the lives of a minimum of 20,071 folks within the US, which additionally leads the world within the variety of confirmed infections with 519,453, by the Baltimore-based faculty’s rely.

Italy, the hardest-hit nation in Europe with a inhabitants a fifth the scale of the US, was additionally approaching the grim milestone with 19,468 declared virus fatalities.

 

AFP

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