The United States recorded 1,169 Covid-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker showed on Thursday 2nd April. This is the highest one-day death toll recorded in any country since the global pandemic began.
The toll reflected figures reported by the university between 8.30pm on Wednesday (0030 GMT) and the same time on Thursday.
The grim record was previously held by Italy, where 969 people died on March 27.
The US has now recorded 5,926 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic.
With the world now having over one million confirmed cases, more countries are continuing to go under total lockdown in order to prevent the further spread of the pandemic.
The coronavirus has not yet reached an alarming state on the African continent despite continued cases arising everyday. South Africa still leads the highest number of cases (over 1,462) while Malawi is the most recent country to confirm a case.
Uganda still stands with 45 cases without any death so far recorded as citizens cry of hunger, claiming that it might kill them before the actual virus.
The world continues to devise means as doctors and scientists have come up to provide remedies on how to overcome the virus that started from China in the Wuhan province, spreading to Europe and now on the African continent.
There is no any drug that has been confirmed yet despite recommendation that are getting negative results now and again.
The World Health Organization’s continues to sensitize masses in the bid to control more infection.