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Nearly 2,000 Coronavirus Deaths in US for Second Day in a Row

A temporary morgue set up outside the office of the chief medical examiner in New York on April 4, 2020. (Courtesy: New York Times)

A temporary morgue set up outside the office of the chief medical examiner in New York on April 4, 2020. (Courtesy: New York Times)

The record-breaking figure of 1,973 deaths brings the total number of US fatalities to 14,695.

  • AFP
  • Last Updated: April 9, 2020, 9:39 AM IST
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Washington: The United States recorded nearly 2,000 novel coronavirus deaths for a second day in a row, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 8.30pm on Wednesday.

The record-breaking figure of 1,973 deaths (slightly higher than the previous day's toll of 1,939) brings the total number of US fatalities to 14,695. The US death toll now exceeds that of Spain, which has suffered 14,555 deaths, but has not surpassed Italy, whose toll stands at 17,669.


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