Coronavirus: US witnesses nearly 2,500 deaths in last 24 hours; toll over 53,000

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 26, 2020, 08:04 AM(IST)

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With the latest figures, the overall death count has spiked to 53,511 with 936,293 confirmed cases 

A day after witnessing three weeks' lowest coronavirus daily death toll, the United States recorded 2,494 new deaths in the past 24 hours, according to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. 

With the latest figures, the overall death count has spiked to 53,511 with 936,293 confirmed cases. 

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Both in terms of the number of coronavirus positive cases and deaths, the US remains the worst-hit country.

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Earlier on Friday, there was some respite as the daily death toll dropped to 1,258, lowest in three weeks. 

In the US, Georgia ignored warnings from top medical experts and opened businesses on Friday that include hairdressers, nail salons, and bowling alleys. 

President Donald Trump gave mixed signals after developments in Georgia, saying that the opening of "spas, beauty salons, tattoo parlors, & barber shops should take a little slower path." 

He, however, later told Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican to do "what is right" for the people of Georgia. 

Several Georgians were seen at the beaches after the decision. 

In southern California too, thousands went to beaches, flouting stay at home policies to contain the spread of coronavirus. 

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