New York: US deaths due to coronavirus topped 14,600 on Wednesday, the second highest reported number.
Italy has the most reported deaths in the world at 17,669 and Spain is in third place with 14,555.
However, after New York reported 799 deaths in a day, the US ranked second in the list.
US officials warned Americans to expect alarming numbers of coronavirus deaths this week, even as an influential university model on Wednesday scaled back its projected US pandemic death toll by 26% to 60,000.
New York, the hardest-hit state in America, on Wednesday reported its highest number of coronavirus-related deaths in a single day with even veteran doctors and nurses expressing shock at the speed with which patients were declining and dying.
The number of coronavirus cases in New York state alone approached 150,000 on Wednesday, even as authorities warned the state’s official death tally may understate the true number.