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Coronavirus death toll in US crosses 50,000 mark

The confirmed number of coronavirus deaths in the United States has crossed 50,000 mark, according to a tally compiled by John Hopkins University from government figures.

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Washington Updated on: April 24, 2020 23:11 IST
Coronavirus death toll in US crosses 50,000 mark
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Coronavirus death toll in US crosses 50,000 mark 

The confirmed number of coronavirus deaths in the United States has crossed 50,000 mark, according to a tally compiled by John Hopkins University from government figures.The confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday exceeded 2.7 million globally, with more than 192,000 dead, the university said.

The US accounted for nearly a third of the total number of cases, exceeding 869,000, and more than a quarter of the deaths, at 50,031, it added.

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