More Than 1,000 US Coronavirus Deaths, Near 70,000 Cases: Tracker
Faizan Hashmi 4 days ago Thu 26th March 2020 | 08:50 AM
Washington, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Mar, 2020 ) :The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus rose to 1,031 in the United States on Wednesday, with 68,572 confirmed cases nationwide, a tracker run by the Johns Hopkins University showed.
The tracker had showed 827 just a few hours earlier. The United States has the third highest number of confirmed cases behind China and Italy, and the US death rate is now 1.5 percent, based on reported cases.
The true number of infected people is believed to be far higher, meaning the real death rate would be lower.
Heart disease was the leading cause of death for Americans in 2018, the latest year for which official figures are available, with just over 650,000 deaths.
The flu and pneumonia caused around 60,000 deaths.