US records over 1,500 coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours

Wednesday May 20 2020
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. The Johns Hopkins University tracker said on May 20, 2020 that the recorded another 1,536 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours. PHOTO | ROB CARR |GETTY IMAGES | AFP

By AFP

Washington

The United States recorded another 1,536 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker said.

That figure, tallied as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT), raises to 91,845 the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the US.

The US tops the global rankings both for the highest death toll and the highest number of infections, with more than 1.5 million cases.