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US death toll moves past 130,000

The deaths of 130,284 people in the US have now been linked to Covid-19, according to data collected by the Johns Hopkins University.

This means the official death toll is about twice that of Brazil, which has the second-highest toll.

The US has an estimated population of 328m though, against Brazil's 210m.


After Brazil, there's the UK with more than 44,000 deaths and Italy with just under 35,000.

The US is also leading the tally of the highest number of confirmed infection, currently at 2,935,712.

Overall, New York has the highest death toll among US states, with more than 32,000 fatalities linked to the virus - but confirmed infections are now surging in southern states as well.

Source: BBC

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