US hits record 2,228 COVID-19 deaths in a day

WASHINGTON: The United States recorded 2,228 deaths related to COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of Tuesday (Apr 14) night. The number of fatalities was a sharp increase after two days in decline.  Advertisement...

New York City coronavirus deaths suspected to be more than 10,000

NEW YORK: The number of coronavirus-linked deaths in New York City soared past 10,000 on Tuesday (Apr 14) after officials said almost 4,000 people who never tested positive were presumed to have died from COVID-19. The city’s health department announced that...

With over 21,300 virus deaths, US spends Easter Sunday on lockdown

REUTERS: Americans spent Sunday on lockdown as the US toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 21,300 deaths and more than half a million confirmed cases over the Easter weekend. With almost all the country under stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of the...

Iran reports 117 new COVID-19 deaths, raising total to 4,474

TEHRAN: Iran on Sunday (Apr 12) announced 117 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the overall official toll to 4,474, even as it eased some restrictions that had been imposed to slow the spread of the illness. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour...