Nearly 2,600 US coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins tally

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The total number of US deaths is 28,326 - higher than any other nation.

The United States on Wednesday (April 16) recorded nearly 2,600 additional deaths from the new coronavirus in 24 hours, a new record and the heaviest daily toll of any country, Johns Hopkins University said.

A running tally from Johns Hopkins showed 2,569 victims at 8:30 pm Eastern Time (0030 GMT Thursday), compared with the same time the previous evening, bringing the total number of US deaths to 28,326 — higher than any other nation.

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