Covid-19: US fatalities on rise with more than 1,000 deaths in 24 hours causing Pres Trump “more angry with China”

WASHINGTON, July 1 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The United States recorded 1,199 fatalities from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, as the country’s death toll began to climb again, the Johns Hopkins University tally showed.

The number of daily deaths had not exceeded 1,000 since June 10.

The country has suffered 127,322 deaths overall, according to the Baltimore-based institution as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Wednesday).

The US also registered 42,528 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours.

Due to increased death tolls and case numbers, many US states, particularly in the south and west, have had to pause their reopening processes.

On Tuesday, the state of Texas broke its daily record, reporting 6,975 new cases of COVID-19.

In California, more than a thousand inmates have tested positive for coronavirus in the state’s oldest prison, San Quentin, according to local authorities.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump said he was growing “more and more angry at China” over the spread of the coronavirus.

“As I watch the Pandemic spread its ugly face all across the world, including the tremendous damage it has done to the USA, I become more and more angry at China,” Trump tweeted.

The global pandemic, which Trump blames on Beijing, has intensified already strong tensions between the two countries over an ongoing trade war.

China has accused Trump’s administration of politicizing the pandemic to deflect from its own handling of the illness, with the United States suffering by far the highest death toll of any country.

US officials, meanwhile, have urged greater transparency from China. — NNN-AGENCIES