US passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in cases

Six months after first cases emerged in US, hospitals are under strain in multiple states

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The US has crossed the threshold of 150,000 confirmed deaths from Covid-19, just six months after the first cases were diagnosed in China and with the outbreak far from under control.

The American death toll is the highest in the world by a significant margin and reached 150,034 on Wednesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University world coronavirus tracker.

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