US death toll tops 10,000 as Trump green lights program to support small business loans

The United States on Monday recorded 1,150 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University said, pushing the country’s toll further above the 10,000 mark reached earlier in the day.

According to Johns Hopkins’ running tally, there are more than 366,000 cases of new coronavirus in the United States — including in excess of 30,000 new cases in 24 hours — with total deaths at 10,783.

The US has by far the most number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world. The number of deaths recorded since the start of the pandemic has for the past several days increased by at least 1,000 per day and is gradually approaching the number of deaths in Italy (16,523) and Spain (13,005).

The number of known cases around the world nears 1.3 million as the global number confirmed to have died hits 74,744, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. In all, 277,311 people are confirmed to have recovered after contracting the virus.

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