Coronavirus: US records highest number of deaths in one day

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The United States has the highest number of recorded coronavirus cases in the world


The United States recorded the most deaths from coronaviruses in a single day with 1,736 deaths reported on Tuesday.

This brings the total number of deaths in the country to 12,722, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The United States has more than 398,000 confirmed cases, the highest number in the world. Global cases have exceeded 1.4 million.

However, at a press conference, President Donald Trump said the United States could be at the top of the “curve.”

Meanwhile, the city of Wuhan in China, where the infection first appeared, ended its 11-week lockout.

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Media captionMessage from Wuhan: “Learn from our mistakes”

The new figures announced Tuesday are up from the previous record of 1,344 that was recorded on April 4.

The number of deaths recorded on Tuesday is expected to increase, with some states not yet sharing their totals.

The family of American singer-songwriter John Prine has confirmed his death from complications from the coronavirus.

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Many musicians have paid tribute to John Prine, who died on Tuesday of complications from the coronavirus


Known for songs such as Angel de Montgomery and Sam Stone, Prine died on Tuesday in Nashville at the age of 73.

A number of musicians, including Bruce Springsteen and Margo Price, paid tribute to him.

How badly has New York been hit?

Many of the reported deaths were from New York State. Widely regarded as the epicenter of the epidemic, it recorded 731 deaths on Tuesday.

It is about to overtake the whole Italian country with its number of confirmed cases.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state appeared to be nearing the peak of its pandemic. Hospital and intensive care admissions have declined.

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The governor urged people to stay inside and continue their social distancing.

“I know it’s difficult but we have to keep doing it,” he said.

New Yorkers have been asked to avoid large gatherings in the run-up to Passover and Easter.

Elsewhere, the state of Wisconsin advanced the election on Tuesday, despite a statewide home order in the midst of the escalating epidemic.

What did Trump say about WHO?

At a press conference on Tuesday, Trump said he was reluctant to continue the discussion, but the United States could be on the right track for fewer deaths than expected.

It was thought that up to 240,000 people in the United States could die from the pandemic, according to the president’s task force.

He also said that the United States could be at the top of the “curve” of the epidemic.

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Trump said U.S. may see fewer deaths than expected


At the briefing, he also attacked the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it had given bad advice and was too focused on China.

“WHO really blew it up. For some reason, largely funded by the United States, but very focused on China, “he said.

He also said the United States would withhold money for WHO.

What’s going on elsewhere in the world?

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent his second night in the hospital’s intensive care unit
  • Coronavirus cases reported in China rose to 62, double Tuesday’s total. Asymptomatic cases increased to 137
  • Japan woke up its first day in a month-long emergency
  • Australian parliament to meet to adopt A $ 130 billion (£ 65 billion and $ 80 billion) salary support program, designed to accommodate about half of Australia’s usual workforce
  • Death toll in France has risen to 10,000 after an increase in the number of deaths in retirement homes

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