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The USNS Comfort navy hospital ship is docked at Pier 90 in Manhattan on April 27, 2020 as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey. Image Credit: AFP

Washington: The United States recorded 1,303 more novel coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to figures reported late Monday by the Johns Hopkins University, with confirmed US cases nearing one million.

The country now has an overall death toll of 56,144, with 987,022 infections, according to a tally by the Baltimore-based institution at 8.30 pm (4.30am UAE Tuesday).

At least 111,109 people have recovered from the virus in the country.

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