US records 1,127 new Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours

A passenger wearing a mask enters the St George Ferry Terminal at Staten Island, New York last month. (AP pic)

WASHINGTON: The United States recorded a further 1,127 deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing its total to 97,048 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The country has also officially logged 1,621,658 cases of the virus, far more than any other nation, the tracker kept by the Baltimore-based university showed at 8.30pm (0030 GMT Sunday).

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