US records less than 400 virus deaths in 24 hours for second day: Johns Hopkins

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New Delhi Updated: Jun 16, 2020, 07:11 AM(IST)

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There were 385 new deaths at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, the tracker from the Baltimore-based university showed, after a 24-hour toll of 382 the day before, the report added.

The United States recorded fewer than 400 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours for the second day in a row, AFP report said quoting a tally Monday by Johns Hopkins University.

There were 385 new deaths at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, the tracker from the Baltimore-based university showed, after a 24-hour toll of 382 the day before, the report added.

Also read: US records 382 virus deaths in 24 hours, lowest in weeks: Johns Hopkins University

These are the lowest daily death tolls since the end of March, although data tend to be lower at the end of the weekends.

The US is the hardest-hit by the novel coronavirus, with both the highest number of deaths, 116,114 and the most infections at more than 2.1 million, the tracker showed.

As the country reopens, it continues to register around 20,000 new cases of coronavirus each day and more than a dozen states are recording their highest levels of new cases since the start of the pandemic. 

Also read: Coronavirus: US reports 734 deaths in past 24 hours; death toll stands at 115,347

That is the situation in Oklahoma, where President Donald Trump has scheduled a campaign rally on Saturday. He rejected pleas from the city of Tulsa not to risk aggravating coronavirus risks and said he wants to triple the crowd to 60,000 people.

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