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Tuesday marks highest 1-day COVID-19 death toll since August in U.S.

Tuesday marks highest 1-day COVID-19 death toll since August in U.S.
Posted at 7:38 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 21:59:03-04

According to Johns Hopkins University, 1,293 people in the U.S. on Tuesday died due to the coronavirus.

Forbes reports that those lives lost on Tuesday were the nation's highest one-day total since Aug. 19, when 1,295 Americans perished.

Johns Hopkins University also reported on Wednesday that 39,617 Americans tested positive for the virus.

As of Wednesday, 6,627,276 people have contracted the virus in the US.

196,691 people in the U.S. have died of the virus, as of Wednesday.