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1,081 more US coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

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The novel coronavirus killed another 1,081 people in the United States in the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 pm (0030 GMT) Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

That means 106,180 people have so far officially died from the virus out of 1,831,435 official cases, according to the Baltimore-based school.

The US has had by far the most COVID-19 cases and deaths of any country in the world.

The virus has killed at least 379,585 people worldwide since it appeared in China late last year, according to a count by AFP as of 0030 GMT.

Every American state has to some degree begun relaxing containment measures to stop the spread of the .

But dozens of major cities have instituted nighttime curfews in recent days to deal with the unrest that has swept the country following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was asphyxiated by a white police officer last week in Minneapolis.



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