U.S records nearly 2,600 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hrs

The United States on Wednesday recorded nearly 2,600 additional deaths from the new coronavirus in 24 hours, a new record and the heaviest daily toll of any country, 'Johns Hopkins University' said.

A running tally from Johns Hopkins showed 2,569 victims at 8:30 pm Eastern Time (00:30 GMT Thursday), compared with the same time the previous evening, bringing the total number of U.S deaths to 28,326 -- higher than any other nation.

The figures came after President Donald Trump earlier said 'the data suggests that nationwide we have passed the peak on new cases'.

According to 'Johns Hopkins', the number of cases in the U.S reached 636,350.

(Agencies)