US records 1,514 COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours

US records 1,514 COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours

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A person wearing a mask is seen as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on Mar 14, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: AFP)

WASHINGTON: The United States recorded 1,514 deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 8.30pm local time on Sunday (Apr 12).

The number of fatalities was lower than the previous day's toll of 1,920.

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The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 22,020 people in the US, the most of any country.

The US also leads the world by far in the number of confirmed infections, with 555,313 by the Baltimore-based university's count.

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Source: AFP/ic