United States has become the country with most number of coronavirus deaths in the world after the American death toll exceeded 19,600 after surpassing Italy.
Italy, which remained as the country with most number of deaths for weeks, has so far confirmed 19,468 deaths, with third-placed Spain reporting 16,353 people killed by the virus.
The US also became the first country in the world to surpass 2,000 deaths in a single day with the confirmation of 2056 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The previous three days saw 1,878, 1,936 and 1,879 deaths respectively.
Worldwide, the confirmed covid-19 death toll reached 100,000. But experts fear the total is worse than the numbers provided by Johns Hopkins University, given a lack of transparency in China and elsewhere, and the difficulty of confirming cause of death, especially outside of hospitals.