US reported one COVID-19 death every 30 seconds in past day: JHU data analysis
The U.S recorded approximately one COVID-19 related death every 30 seconds over the last 24 hours, an analysis of the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University showed on Wednesday.
The U.S. registered 3,019 fatalities on Tuesday raising its total number of virus-related fatalities to 304,589.
The country remains to be the hardest hit by the pandemic globally, having reported 16,751,562 confirmed infections.
The figures represent 22.73 percent of the global caseload and 18.86 percent of the total deaths recorded.
According to a ABC News analysis, the U.S.' seven-day average of daily deaths from the disease has more than doubled over the past month. In that period, there were just five days where fewer than 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities were reported in the country. In the last seven days, the U.S. reported 17,292 COVID-19 deaths – a new weekly record.