US records over 2000 coronavirus deaths in one day

The United States has become the world’s first country to have registered more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day.

A total of 2,108 people died from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the US has crossed 500,000, the highest in the world.

The second highest number of coronavirus cases have been reported from Spain, followed by Italy.

The US is on track to overtake Italy as the country where highest COVID-19 deaths have happened so far.

The worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus has surged past 100,000, with confirmed infections reaching 1.7 million.