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U.S. death toll from virus surpasses 1,000 after deadliest day with over 200 fatalities

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Ambulance staff prepare to transport a patient from the Life Care Center nursing home where some patients have died from coronavirus in Kirkland, Washington.

NEW YORK, NY — The U.S. death toll from coronavirus crossed the grim mark of 1,000 on Wednesday night, according to Johns Hopkins University.

More than 200 deaths from Covid-19 were reported Wednesday in the U.S. -- a new high for fatalities recorded in a single day. The dramatic spike brought the number of total deaths to 1,031.

Less than four days ago -- the nationwide total was 326 deaths, according to data derived from state reports.

The most deaths have come in New York state, with 366, well ahead of Washington state, with 133.

The U.S. has also had at least 68,572 confirmed cases.

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  1. I suspect we are going to see many more deaths coming from New York City. Unfortunately, the folks there are stacked one upon another, sometimes hundreds of stories high. Very sad.

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