Washington, United States:
With 740 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, more people died from the pandemic in the United States than in World War I, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The new number, counted Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. (0030 GMT), brought the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 116,854, according to the tracker from the Baltimore-based university.
The increase occurred after two days of fatalities below 400.
And 23,351 new cases over the same 24-hour period increased the total number of U.S. to 2,134,973, making it by far the most affected country in the world.
The death toll in the country's pandemic had already exceeded that of soldiers in the Vietnam War at the end of April.
In the United States, where many companies reopen, approximately 20,000 new cases of the novel corona virus are registered every day. Some states even have the highest number of new cases since the pandemic started.
The government of President Donald Trump, who downplayed the risks of the virus and instead focused on reviving the economy as he faces a tough re-election campaign in November, insists that there will be no economic shutdown if there is a second wave from The epidemic arises.
Fed chairman Jerome Powell, meanwhile, warned that the US economy is unlikely to recover as long as there is "significant uncertainty" over the course of the pandemic.
Trump was put under the microscope for an upcoming election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – his first since March when the pandemic stopped rallies. So far, it has been planned for a hall that can accommodate around 20,000 people.
The United States also agreed to keep its borders with Mexico and Canada closed until July 21, officials said Tuesday and extended the pandemic travel restrictions for the third time.
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