U.S. reports 1,242 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

Washington, August 6 (RHC)-- The U.S. reported 1,262 more COVID-19 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to data by the Johns Hopkins University, figures that take its total death toll to 157,930.

It also added 53,158 new infections and remained the worst-hit country in the world, with a total caseload of 4,818,328.

President Trump nonetheless remained optimistic, claiming: "This thing's going away.  It will go away, like things go away, and my view is that schools should be open."
 

Edited by Ed Newman



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