US death toll hits 130,000

US death toll hits 130,000
  • Clock-gray 22:11
  • calendar-gray 06 July 2020

More than 130,000 people have now died of Covid-19 in the US, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, APA reports citing BBC.

The grim milestone now means that more than twice as many people have died in the US than in Brazil, which has the second-highest death toll.

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

The US also has almost 2.9 million confirmed cases of coronavirus.

New York has the highest death toll of the states, with more than 32,000 deaths - but confirmed cases are now surging in southern states too.

apa-logo-mini

Other news