US counts 1,442 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours
The United States counted 1,442 new deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 pm Friday (0030 GMT Saturday), according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
It was the fourth day in a row with more than 1,200 deaths, according to the Baltimore-based college.
The US has now tallied a total of 153,268 deaths from COVID-19, making it the hardest-hit country in the world.
With another 69,000 cases recorded on Friday, the US has seen a total of more than 4.5 million infections since the beginning of the pandemic, with at least 1.4 million of them having recovered.
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