US Coronavirus Cases Surpass 200,000; 884 Deaths Highest In A Day

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New York: The number of coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 200,000 on Wednesday. Besides,  York Governor Andrew Cuomo said his state accounted for more than 83,000 of the total coronavirus infections and 1,941 of the deaths.

At about 0235 GMT Thursday, 5,116 people had died, the tally showed, on the same day the United States set a one-day record of 884 people killed in 24 hours.

In New York alone, currently the epicentre of US outbreak, 12,226 people remain hospitalised, an increase of 1,297 in the past 24 hours, more than 3,000 of them in intensive care. Cuomo stressed that more than 6,000 patients had been treated and released from hospitals in the state.

The data from the US, however, comes amid reports that China has underplayed the extent of the outbreak in that country, the origin of the coronavirus.

The US death toll is lower than those of Italy and Spain but above the 3,316 recorded for China, where the pandemic first emerged in December.

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