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COVID-19 cases reach 70,000 in US, more than 1,000 dead

by the owl speaks

The number of fatalities due to the novel coronavirus rose to 1,031 in the United States on Thursday, with 68,572 confirmed cases nationwide, according to the tracker run by the Johns Hopkins University.

The tracker had shown 827 deaths 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.

New York State alone accounted for more than 30,000 cases and close to 300 deaths.

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