US adds 1,255 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — 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.

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