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Protesters hold up signs as President Donald Trump's motorcade passes en route to the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., May 24, 2020. Image Credit: New York Times

Washington: The US coronavirus death toll has risen by 638 over the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker reported Sunday night.

After that relatively small increase, the US toll now stands at 97,686 lives as of 8.30pm (4.30am UAE Monday), according to the Baltimore-based university, and US cases of infection now number 1,641,585.

Both are the highest anywhere in the world.