In a new grim record, the US has reported 2,108 virus fatalities within the space of the past 24 hours. No other country has registered so many deaths in a single day so far. The US will soon surpass Italy in terms of fatalities with the latter recording nearly 19,000 deaths so far. The US now also has over half a million confirmed infections.
Spain with over 16,000 deaths, France over 13,000, and the UK nearing 9,000 fatalities are also amongst countries where a pandemic has had the heaviest toll. In a single day, France reported 987 deaths, UK 980, while 605 more people died of the virus in Spain.
In Pakistan, the infections are nearing the 5,000 marks with death toll has crossed 70 already. So far, the country has recorded 762 virus recoveries.