U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 2500 Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus has killed over 2500 people in the United States, up from about 2200 the previous 24 hours, according to latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

About 260 people died on Sunday from COVID-19 in the United States, a drop from the previous 24 hours when over 500 succumbed to the deadly bug.

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The number of new cases also went down from over 19,000 on Saturday to over 18,000 on Sunday, according to the latest virus tracker tally.

New York state remained the epicenter of the virus in the United States on Sunday. The state had around 55,000 active cases and 1000 deaths.

That number of active cases is more than one-third of all the coronavirus cases in the United States that stood at over 142,000 on Monday morning, according to latest data. About 5,000 people have recovered so far. These number were changing rapidly.

Globally, more than 722,000 people have contracted the coronavirus. While about 152,000 have recovered, roughly 34,000 have died.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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