Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 81,000 as Some Lockdowns Tighten

The U.S. dying toll from the new coronavirus rose sharply, with nearly fifty% more people today killed Tuesday than any preceding day in the epidemic, in accordance to a Wall Road Journal assessment of data from Johns Hopkins College.

Involving 8 p.m. Monday and the similar time Tuesday, one,939 people today in the U.S. died from Covid-19, the respiratory disease induced by the virus. The preceding record was established Saturday, when one,320 died.