US coronavirus death toll now world’s highest

April 12, 2020
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United States (US) now has now overtaken Italy to have the highest COVID-19 death toll in the world.

Tallies by Johns Hopkins University, New York Times and Reuters news agency, all show that the country had no fewer than 20,506 COVID-19-related deaths.

With this, Italy, which used to be top, has fallen one step behind with no fewer than 19,468 deaths as of Saturday afternoon.

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On Friday, the U.S. also became the first county in the world to record no fewer than 2,000 deaths in a single day.

As of Saturday evening, there were no fewer than 528,301 confirmed cases of the deadly virus across the country, according to the New York Times database.

New York remains the U.S. epicentre with no fewer than 180,458 cases which represents 34 per cent of the total, and 8,627 deaths representing 42 per cent of the country-wide fatalities.



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