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COVID-19: US death toll passes 10,000 marker



A tally from Johns Hopkins University has indicated the death toll from the new coronavirus in the United States has passed the 10,000 marker on Monday, NAN reports.

The country, which now has the highest confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world, has more than 347,003 cases of the virus and 10,335 deaths.

According to m public health officials and the White House, the upcoming weeks will likely see peak coronavirus outbreaks and hospitalisations in the U.S, with the death rate also set to sharply climb.

There are growing signs of impending shortages of medical gear and staff.

The U.S had just 1,000 confirmed cases and about 30 deaths on March 10, with the outbreak spreading rapidly and across the country.

New York is the current epicentre, while Louisiana, Michigan, Illinois and California are also hotspots, with more due to emerge.


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