U.S sees 1,514 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hrs

The U.S recorded 1,514 COVID-19 related deaths, lower than the previous day’s toll of 1,920, over the past 24 hours, 'Johns Hopkins University' tally showed.

The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 22,020 people in the U.S, the most of any country.

The United States also leads the world by far in the number of confirmed infections, with 555,313 by the Baltimore-based university’s count.

The country has been recording nearly 2,000 deaths a day from the coronavirus, disproportionately older people with weakened immune systems and ethnic minorities with less access to health care and teleworking.

The U.S, which has 4.25% of the world’s population, accounts for almost a fifth of the world’s nearly 114,180 deaths from COVID-19 since the disease first emerged in China in December last year.

(Agencies)