US Coronavirus Deaths Exceed 200,000, University Reports
By Kyodo News 23 September 2020
WASHINGTON—The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic passed 200,000 on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The grim milestone was reached as President Donald Trump, whose handling of the pandemic has become one of the key issues in the Nov. 3 election, faces renewed criticism over revelations that he knew in early February how deadly and contagious the novel coronavirus was, but played down the threat in public.
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