US hits new record for highest number of coronavirus deaths in a DAY: 1,917 fatalities are reported in 24 hours to bring death toll to 12,935 while infections surpass 402,383

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
By Paul Martin

The US has hit a new record for the highest number of coronavirus deaths reported in a single day after 1,890 new fatalities were reported
The national death toll hit 12,908 deaths Tuesday evening
There are over 398,813 cases of the virus reported across the United States
Fatalities have increased drastically by more than 8,000 in the first week of April alone compared to entire month of March when 4,000 deaths were recorded
The harrowing figures come as health officials warned this week would be one of the hardest for Americans as the death toll is expected to continue to rise
Data has predicted the peak of the pandemic won’t hit until April 16 when 3,000 deaths are expected to occur in 24 hours
New York remains the epicenter with 731 new fatalities reported on Tuesday – its biggest one-day jump yet – bringing state death toll to 5,489

By MARLENE LENTHANG and EMILY CRANE
DAILYMAIL.COM
8 April 2020

The US has hit a new record for the highest number of coronavirus deaths reported in a single day, hitting 12,935 deaths by Tuesday evening following a spike of 1,917 fatalities in 24 hours.

The previous record for most new US COVID-19 deaths in a single day was on April 4 with a spike of 1,344 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Across the country there are 402,383 cases of the virus reported as of Tuesday evening.

In the US there’s a reported fatality rate of 3.2 percent from the virus. More than 22,000 people have recovered from the respiratory illness.

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