Covid-19 death toll hits 200 000 mark in the United States


By Sputnik and Reuters

WASHINGTON – The Covid-19 death toll in the United States has surpassed 200,000, while the number of recorded infections is nearing 7 million.

The US accounts for more than one in every five coronavirus fatalities worldwide, the latest data from Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center showed on Tuesday.

The exact death toll now stands at 200,005, while the number of confirmed cases reached 6,861,211, according to the university’s data.

The World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11.