US Covid-19 deaths climb by 1,435 in 24 hours

A Covid-19 patient arrives in an ambulance outside a medical centre in New York last month. (AP pic)

WASHINGTON: Coronavirus deaths in the United States climbed by 1,435 in the past 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Saturday, bringing the total number of fatalities to more than 66,000.

The Baltimore-based university had recorded more than 1.1 million cases in the country as of 8.30 pm Saturday (0030 GMT Sunday), with 66,224 deaths, a 2% rise from a day earlier.

The United States has by far the highest death toll of any country in the global pandemic.

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