US adds 1,255 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Friday May 22 2020
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Yonkers Fire Department EMTs, clothed in full personal protective equipment (PPE), assist to transport a patient with Covid-19 symptoms to a hospital on April 14, 2020 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. PHOTO | JOHN MOORE | GETTY IMAGES | AFP

By AFP

WASHINGTON

The United States recorded 1,255 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 94,661, according to the latest real-time tally Thursday reported by Johns Hopkins University.

The country -- hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities -- has now confirmed a total of 1,576,542 cases, the Baltimore-based school reported.