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US records more than 2000 virus deaths in 24 hours

By AFP

Added 11th April 2020 06:51 AM

Also, the number of coronavirus cases recorded there surged past 500,000 late Friday.

US records more than 2000 virus deaths in 24 hours

Nurses and healthcare workers formed the word "Hope" with candles as they mourn and remember their colleagues who died during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (which causes COVID-19) during a demonstration outside Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan on April 10, 2020 in New York City. AFP PHOTO

Also, the number of coronavirus cases recorded there surged past 500,000 late Friday.

The United States on Friday became the first country to record more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in one day, with 2,108 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

The US has now recorded 18,586 deaths and is closing in on the toll of 18,849 dead in Italy, which has seen the most fatalities so far in the global pandemic.

Also, the number of coronavirus cases recorded there surged past 500,000 late Friday.

The US has led the world in the number of infections since the end of March. With more than a third of all officially declared cases globally, it threatens to overtake Europe, which has recorded more than 850,000 cases. 

 

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