US sees 1,435 new coronavirus deaths; total toll over 66,000
The coronavirus cases in the country are more than 1.1 million, which includes 66,224 deaths
Coronavirus deaths in the United States jumped by 1,435 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total toll to more than 66,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The coronavirus cases in the country are more than 1.1 million, which includes 66,224 deaths as of 8:30 pm on Saturday (0030 GMT Sunday), as per the tally.
The US is the worst-hit country by the virus and the other severely-affected nations are far behind.
Earlier on Friday, Texas became the latest and largest state to ease lockdown measures despite recording its highest single-day deaths.
The pressure of reopening is mounting on several US states as anti-lockdown demonstrations were held in many parts, including California, where authorities had re-closed beaches from Friday after crowds flocked to the shoreline last weekend.