The daily death toll in the United States approaches 2,000 as hundreds of COVID-19 deaths go uncounted

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 83,000, with the United States becoming the most affected nation, with more than 1,900 deaths recorded in only the last 24 hours.

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed 731 deaths from COVID-19 since Monday, the largest one-day toll in the state’s history. However, the true count is actually even higher, with the New York City Fire Department estimating that about 130 people a day die in their houses, the majority of which are infected with COVID-19.

Approximately 500 New York City Fire Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19, and approximately 20% of New York police officers are reportedly out due to illness.

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