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US first country to record over 2,000 deaths in a single day

The United States has become first country in the world to record more than 2,000 deaths associated with coronavirus in a single day. There have now been more than 20,000 deaths in the US in total and more than 500,000 confirmed cases of the disease.
New evidence suggests the danger from the virus is greatest for people from minority communities. In the UK most doctors who have died have been of black, asian or minority ethnic heritage.

Patients from these backgrounds also seem to be more likely to need intensive care. Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News reports from North America Correspondent Nick Bryant in New York and Community Affairs Correspondent Rianna Croxford.
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