US records at least 42,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

    Healthcare workers collect a test sample from a motorist at a drive-through coronavirus (Covid-19) testing center at M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism on September 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

    According to Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) tally of cases in the US, there were at least 42,812 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 7,233,042 confirmed infections.

    There were 946 new fatalities reported on Wednesday, bringing the US coronavirus death toll to at least 206,932 people. 

    The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases. 

    The figures are a slight increase from Tuesday, which saw 42,185 new cases and 914 reported deaths, according to JHU.

    Source: CNN



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