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Stephen Wilmer, of Lindenhurst, N.Y., works at getting his kite aloft in the breeze as his daughter Emma adjusts her protective face mask as the family visited Jones Beach, in Wantagh, N.Y., Thursday, May 21, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Image Credit: AP

Washington: The United States recorded 1,255 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 94,661, according to the latest real-time tally Thursday reported by Johns Hopkins University.

The country — hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities — has now confirmed a total of 1,576,542 cases, the Baltimore-based school reported.