Coronavirus US deaths exceed China’s

The number of people who have died in the US after testing positive for coronavirus has risen to 3,393, exceeding China’s 3,305 reported fatalities.

It comes after governor Andrew Cuomo announced the number of fatalities across New York state among those who had contracted the disease increased by 332 to 1,550 since Monday.

Only Spain, with 8,189 and Italy, with 11,591, have recorded more deaths among countries that have the illness, according to Reuters.

Globally, more than 39,000 people have died since the pandemic began in China late last year, while there are more than 800,000 cases in all.

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Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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