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The One World Trade Center and lower Manhattan are seen during the sunset from Weehawken, New Jersey, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S. April 22, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Washington: The United States on Wednesday recorded 1,738 deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a lower toll than the day before, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The new deaths bring the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the US to 46,583 since the outbreak began there, by far the highest figures recorded by any country caught in the global pandemic.