US sees 1,260 virus deaths in past 24 hours

A person pays for a to-go order at Soho restaurant in New York City. The US today reported 1,260 new coronavirus deaths, bring the toll to 95,921. – AFP pic, May 23, 2020.

THE United States recorded a further 1,260 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing its total to 95,921 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The country has also officially logged more than 1.6 million cases of the virus, far more than any other nation, the tracker kept by the Baltimore-based university.

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