US Sets New Global Record With 1,480 Covid-19 Deaths in 24 Hours, Toll Now Past 7,400

Funeral Homes are struggling to handle overflow of clients stemming from COVID-19 deaths in New York. (Image: AP)

Funeral Homes are struggling to handle overflow of clients stemming from COVID-19 deaths in New York. (Image: AP)

The total number of people who have died since the start of the pandemic in the United States is now 7,406.

  • AFP
  • Last Updated: April 4, 2020, 7:49 AM IST

Washington: The United States recorded nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the worst 24-hour death toll globally since the pandemic began.

With 1,480 deaths counted between 8:30 pm (0030 GMT) Thursday and the same time Friday, according to the university’s continuously updated figures, the total number of people who have died since the start of the pandemic in the United States is now 7,406.


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