US reports most coronavirus deaths in one day as 1,224 die on Saturday

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What you need to know

  • The figures: The novel coronavirus has infected more than 1.1 million people and killed more than 60,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US: There are more than 312,000 recorded cases and nearly 8,500 people have died, with 1,344 of those reported on Saturday — the country’s largest single-day death toll.
  • Spain’s death toll: A further 809 people died in Spain on Saturday, bringing the total there to 11,744 deaths.
  • China: Officials in Wuhan, ground zero for the pandemic, say residents should only go outside when necessary, as the city begins to open up after two months of lockdown.

CNN

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