The US counts over 2,000 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Live updates

US cases surpass 500,000 pushing total worldwide to nearly 1.7 million one month since WHO declared pandemic.

The United States has reported 2,108 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the highest daily increase in the country since the outbreak began, pushing the total US death toll to 18,777 on the one-month anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. 

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases in the US topped 501,000 on Saturday, as the worldwide death toll surpassed 102,000.

The United States is soon expected to overtake Italy in the grim position as the country with the highest number of fatalities. To date, Italy has registered at least 18,800 deaths.

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