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NEWS America: Coronavirus death toll hits 100,000, cases now 1.7million

The coronavirus death toll in the United States hit 100,000 on Tuesday.

According to renowned data website Worldmeters, the toll hit the mark around 6:00pm Nigerian time.

On May 17, the figure reached 90 000; half of the number died in just one month.

As at April 19, John Hopkins University and Worldometers, put their individual tallies at 40 000

America is currently the worst-hit country in the world.

The U.S. has recorded 1,710,000 cases of coronavirus since the outbreak.

Globally, over 5,630,000 cases have been recorded with nearly 350,000 deaths. 2,400,000 patients have recovered.

President Donald Trump and his administration’s officials insisted that China knows more than it is telling about the virus.

The American leader recently suggested that Beijing wanted him to lose the presidential election in November.

But China maintains that it has nothing to hide and that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had cleared it of any wrongdoing.

Despite the face-off, the trade tie between the world powers seems not badly affected, except America put the brakes on the January mega deal.

On May 1, Trump reopened the U.S. economy despite opposition by the Democrats.

Former President Barack Obama, ex-Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, among others, have condemned the handling of the pandemic by the Republican government.

Last Friday, Trump gave permission for the reopening of religion centres

The president declared that his administration considered churches, synagogues, mosques and the likes “essential”.

He told governors to allow the institutions open and threatened to “override” them if their states failed to observe federal recommendations.

Trump decried that some governors “deemed to link stores and abortion clinics as essential, but left out churches and other houses of worship.”

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