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A New York City MTA transit worker cleans a subway car, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., May 4, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Washington: Novel coronavirus deaths in the United States rose by 1,015 in the past 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Monday — the lowest one-day figure in a month.

The Baltimore-based university had recorded more than 1.17 million cases in the country as of 8.30pm Monday (4.30am UAE Tuesday), with 68,689 deaths.

President Donald Trump now says his worst-case coronavirus scenario would be 100,000 deaths, but that milestone may be hit as soon as next month, according to several scientific models.

Trump’s own White House says 100,000 to 240,000 Americans will die from COVID-19.