US coronavirus death toll exceeds 50,000

The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus topped 50,000 Thursday evening as the number of confirmed cases rose by a near-record amount to hit more than 891,000.

An additional 2,416 deaths were confirmed, bringing the total to 50,442. Confirmed cases rose by 34,828 bringing the total cases across the nation to 891,622.

That daily death toll was just shy of a peak of 2,524 deaths in a single day on April 15.

The record daily rise in coronavirus cases was on April 10 when the number jumped by 35,579.

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