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US coronavirus deaths top 150,000, nearly a quarter of the world’s total – Sydney Morning Herald

The number of US deaths is higher than in any other country and represents nearly a quarter of the world’s total number of deaths from the virus.

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Florida reported a record increase in new COVID-19 deaths for a second successive day on Wednesday, with 217 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the state health department.
The pace of infections has accelerated since the US passed 100,000 dead on May 27.
The US epicentre has also moved, to the south and west of the country from the area around New York, which still has by far the highest death toll at more than 32,000.
On Tuesday, Arkansas, California, Florida, Montana, Oregon and…

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