BFF-01 More than 2,000 US coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: tracker

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More than 2,000 US coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: tracker

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – The United States recorded more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period for the third day running, according to the latest real-time tally Thursday reported by Johns Hopkins University.

The country — hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities — recorded 2,053 deaths on Thursday, after 2,502 deaths on Wednesday and 2,207 on Tuesday.

At least 62,906 people have now died in the United States, according to the Baltimore-based university.

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