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WASHINGTON: The United States has registered 31,905 new cases of Covid-19 within the past 24 hours, with 3,857 new fatalities, Johns Hopkins University said.

The death toll in the US stands now at 36,997 people, while the total number of confirmed cases has reached 701,475, Sputnik news agency reported.

The World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, more than 2.2 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 154,000 fatalities, according to the same university. The US is the worst-hit country in this pandemic. – Bernama