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US sees highest number of deaths in single day from coronavirus

A healthcare worker sits on a bench near Central Park in the Manhattan borough of New York City

US sees highest number of deaths in single day from coronavirus

US sees highest number of deaths in single day from coronavirus

The US has seen its highest death toll in a single day from COVID-19. Data from Johns Hopkins University states that 1,858 people died from the disease on Tuesday alone.

The rise in deaths was partly due to cases in New York, which recorded 806 fatalities in the city alone, making it the worst hit part of the country.

Despite the high number of deaths, New York governor Andrew Cuomo stated earlier this week that they are “flattening the curve.”

The US has the highest number of cases in the world, with almost 400,000 people stricken with the virus.

Since the country’s first case in late January, over 12,900 coronavirus deaths has been recorded, surpassed only by Italy and Spain, which have had 17,669 and 14,684 deaths, respectively.

The spike in deaths comes after increasing criticism for the White House’s response to the pandemic.

A recent Monmouth poll found that 54% of Americans believe the federal government has not done enough to slow the spread.

Life in New York for a coronavirus victim

Simone Nathan is a Kiwi living in New York currently battling the symptoms of COVID-19.

She spoke to MiNDFOOD about her experience living in quarantine in America’s worst-hit city. Click here to read her story. 

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