US death toll rises with more than 1,000 deaths in 24 hours: report

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The number of daily deaths has not exceeded 1,000 since June 10. (File)

Washington, United States:

The United States has recorded 1,199 deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as the death toll in the country started to climb again, according to the Johns Hopkins University count on Tuesday.

The number of daily deaths has not exceeded 1,000 since June 10.

The country suffered 127,322 deaths in total, according to the Baltimore-based institution at 8:30 p.m. (00:30 GMT Wednesday).

The United States has also recorded 42,528 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Due to the increasing number of deaths and the number of cases, many American states, particularly in the south and west, have had to suspend their reopening processes.

On Tuesday, the state of Texas broke its daily record, reporting 6,975 new cases of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, in California, more than a thousand inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state’s oldest prison, San Quentin, according to local authorities.

“It is clear that we do not have total control at this time,” infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, told Congress Tuesday.

He said new cases of coronaviruses could more than double to 100,000 a day if authorities and the public did not take action to end the pandemic.

Like other senior US officials, Fauci called on Americans, especially young people, to cover their faces and avoid the crowds in order to stem the pandemic.

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