US records almost 2,000 COVID-19 deaths in one day

The United States recorded almost 2,000 COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, according to a tally released by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:30 pm Wednesday (0030 GMT Thursday).

The record-breaking figure of 1,973 deaths which is slightly higher than the previous day’s toll of 1,939 brings the total number of US fatalities to 14,695. The US death toll now exceeds that of Spain, which has suffered 14,555 deaths, but has not surpassed Italy, whose toll stands at 17,669.

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