More than 1,200 coronavirus deaths in the US in the last 24 hours: Report 

WION Web Team WASHINGTON May 29, 2020, 08.09 AM(IST)

Coronavirus in USA Photograph:( AFP )

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The Trump administration has been criticized for being slower to act than other countries. 

With countries all over the world affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the US has emerged as a global hotspot. 

The US currently leads the world in both confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths. The United States of America recorded 1,297 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, bringing its total to 101,573 since the global pandemic began

It’s important to point out that the actual death toll is believed to be far higher than the tally compiled from government figures.

On Thursday, the US surpassed the "sad milestone" of over one lakh coronavirus-linked deaths, the highest in the world.

Also read: 100,000 deaths very sad milestone, says Trump on coronavirus fatalities

"We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000," Trump tweeted, hours after the country registered the grim figure in an election year. 

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The Trump administration has been criticized for being slower to act than other countries. 

Four months after the first novel coronavirus infection was confirmed in the United States, the virus has killed people in every state. It has found victims in dense cities and rural towns. Some of the victims were well-known; many were unsung.

(With inputs from agencies)