US surpasses Italy for most recorded deaths in the world with 19,424

US surpasses Italy for most recorded deaths in the world with 19,424
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The US has surpassed Italy for the most confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in the world, with 19,424 people known to have died from Covid-19, APA reports citing the Independent.

Italy had previously seen the highest number of confirmed fatalities, with 18,849, according to figures compiled by the Washington Post. Reuters reported the death toll in the US had topped 19,500 on Saturday morning, although it still put Italy slightly ahead.

The Johns Hopkins University count put US deaths at 18,860, with Italy at 18,849.

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