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15 April 2020updated 26 Jul 2021 6:17am

US sees surge in Covid-19 fatalities as global death toll passes 125,000

By David Ottewell

The United States saw nearly three times as many deaths from Covid-19 as any other country yesterday. There were a total of 2,303 deaths in the country in 24 hours – a record for one day, and a sharp rise from the 1,509 recorded on April 13. Italy saw 602 deaths and Spain just 300. The UK, with 782 new deaths reported yesterday, has now had the highest daily death total in Europe for four days in a row.

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