Coronavirus 7 May 2020 US records most daily Covid-19 deaths for two weeks Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up The US has recorded its highest level of daily Covid-19 deaths for more than a fortnight. 2,367 new deaths were recorded yesterday, the most in a single 24-hour period since 21 April. Globally, there were 6,592 deaths yesterday, taking the weekly total to 36,166 – down from 40,724 the week before. › Boris Johnson is facing the defining decision of his career over how to ease the lockdown Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!