Covid-19: US death tolls now above 50,000

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 50,000 in the United States on Friday as President Trump signed a bill to release fresh relief funds for small businesses and some states began reopening parts of their economies.

Confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide Friday exceeded 2.76 million, with more than 194,000 dead, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The Wall Street Journal reported that the US accounted for nearly a third of the cases, exceeding 883,000 and more than a quarter of the deaths, at 50,114.

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