US coronavirus deaths rise by nearly 1,300 for first time since May

US coronavirus deaths rise by nearly 1,300 for first time since May

US deaths from the novel coronavirus rose by nearly 1,300 on Tuesday, the biggest one-day increase since May, according to a Reuters tally.

The US states of California, Florida and Texas together accounted for 584 deaths from coronavirus, the data showed. Arkansas, Montana and Oregon also had one-day record increases in COVID-19 fatalities. Last week, fatalities increased by over 1,000 for four days in a row.

The United States has lost nearly 150,000 people in total, the highest number in the world. Cases rose by over 64,000 on Tuesday to a total of 4.38 million.

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