The United States had 960 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, a total of 103,758 since the global pandemic began. This emerges from a balance sheet of Johns Hopkins University.
The country officially registered 1,769,776 cases of the virus, far more than any other nation, as the Baltimore University tracker showed at 8:30 p.m. (Sunday, 12:30 a.m. GMT).
The new numbers came when US President Donald Trump faced a widespread backlash during the pandemic for breaking ties with the World Health Organization.
Trump initially suspended WHO funding last month, accusing it of not doing enough to curb the early spread of the virus and being too lenient with China, where COVID-19 showed up at the end of last year.
He moved on Friday to make this decision permanent, which hit the agency hard. The United States made the largest contribution of WHO last year to $ 400 million.
The European Union urged Washington to reconsider its decision to cut funds amid a pandemic that killed more than 366,000 people and devastated the global economy.
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