US records 1,127 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

WION Web Team New Delhi May 24, 2020, 07.31 AM(IST)

Coronavirus in New York City Photograph:( AFP )

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The global number of novel coronavirus cases has passed 5.25 million with more than 339,000 deaths, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT Saturday.


The United States recorded a further 1,127 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing its total to 97,048 since the global pandemic began, news agency AFP said quoting tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The country has also officially logged 1,621,658 cases of the virus, far more than any other nation, the tracker kept by the Baltimore-based university showed at 8:30 pm, the report added.

Meanwhile, the global number of novel coronavirus cases has passed 5.25 million with more than 339,000 deaths, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT Saturday.

Since the outbreak first emerged in China in December, 5,260,970 cases have been recorded across 196 countries and territories, with 339,758 deaths attributed to the virus.

The latest figures mean recorded cases worldwide have doubled in a month, with 250,000 new cases recorded in less than three days.

(With inputs from AFP)