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World coronavirus dispatch: US death toll very close to the 100,000 mark

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The US's one-day coronavirus death rate hovered at its lowest level in about two months, slowing the nation's march towards an overall total of 100,000 fatalities.

Yuvraj Malik New Delhi
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Let’s look at the global statistics:

Total confirmed cases: 5,497,538
Change over yesterday: 89,237
Total deaths: 346,269
Total recovered: 2,232,593
Nations hit with most cases: The US (1,662,768), Brazil (374,898), Russia (353,472), the UK (262,547) and Spain (235,400).

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First Published: May 26 2020 | 2:36 PM IST

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