11/17/2020, 1:12 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US records 166,045 new virus cases, 995 deaths

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has increased by 166,045 during the last 24 hours to stand at 11,202,980 on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally.

The number of deaths that the US health authorities have reported within the same time window stood at 995, which has brought the country's COVID death toll to 247,209, the reading showed.

Since the pandemic started, 7,021,101 people in the US have recovered from the illness, but the country still ranks first both in terms of the number of infections and the number of fatalities attributed to the virus.

Breaking the News / BU