April 16, 2020 9:16:02 am
The United States on Wednesday recorded nearly 2,600 additional deaths from the new coronavirus in 24 hours, a new record and the heaviest daily toll of any country, Johns Hopkins University said.
A running tally from Johns Hopkins showed 2,569 victims at 8:30 pm Eastern Time, compared with the same time the previous evening, bringing the total number of US deaths to 28,326 — higher than any other nation.
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