U.S. coronavirus death toll rises above 100,000 in world’s deadliest outbreak
Chicago Firefighters carry the remains of Firefighter Edward Singleton, a 33 year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department who died last week from complications from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), to a hearse following his funeral service in Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2020.
Shannon Stapleton | Reuters
The U.S. has surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths as a result of the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, significantly more than any other country in the world.
A tally from Johns Hopkins University showed 100,047 deaths as of Wednesday evening.
More than 5.6 million people have contracted the coronavirus across the globe, with the U.S. accounting for roughly 30% of total cases.
The U.K. has recorded the second-highest number of coronavirus fatalities, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. As of Wednesday, it had reported at least 37,542 deaths due to Covid-19.
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