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A person stands alone at Coney Island beach in New York, April 1, 2020. Image Credit: New York Times

Washington: The coronavirus has killed 884 people over the past 24 hours in the US, a new one-day record for the country with by far the highest number of reported cases anywhere in the world, Johns Hopkins University said Wednesday evening.

That took the total death toll in America to 4,475.

The number of reported cases rose by 25,200 over the past 24 hours to 213,372, said the university’s coronavirus tracker.

The grim record for deaths in one day is held by Italy with 969 on March 27.

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