The US has more than 398,000 confirmed cases, the highest number in the world. Global cases have exceeded 1.4 million.
It brings the total number of deaths in the country to nearly 13,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
However during a press conference President Donald Trump said the US might be getting to the top of the “curve”.
The new figures announced on Tuesday are up on the previous record of 1,344 which was recorded on 4 April.
A large proportion of the deaths announced were from New York state. Widely considered the epicentre of the outbreak, it recorded 731 deaths on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
It is on the verge of overtaking the entire country of Italy with its number of confirmed cases.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state appeared to be nearing the peak of its pandemic. Hospital and intensive care admissions were down. And thereby urges people to stay inside and continue with the social distancing. “I know it’s hard but we have to keep doing it,” The Governor says.
New Yorkers have now been told to avoid large gatherings as Passover and Easter approaches for the food of everyone.
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