The U.S. has surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, the world’s highest.
It reached the mark on Tuesday night as figures rolled in from the states.
John Hopkins University estimated the death toll at 98,902 deaths as at 01:30GMT on Wednesday.
But data company Dadax which runs worldometers.info said 100,579 people have died.
On Tuesday alone, fresh infections were 19,049 , while fresh deaths were 774.
U.S. caseload of infections is now 1,725,275 and still counting.
President Trump has been accused of causing the carnage, by not taking action when he should have.
But on Tuesday night, Trump tweeted a defence:
“For all of the political hacks out there, if I hadn’t done my job well, & early, we would have lost 1 1/2 to 2 Million People, as opposed to the 100,000 plus that looks like will be the number.
“That’s 15 to 20 times more than we will lose. I shut down entry from China very early!
“One person lost to this invisible virus is too much, it should have been stopped at its source, China, but I acted very quickly, and made the right decisions.
“Many of the current political complainers thought, at the time, that I was moving far to fast, like Crazy Nancy!”.
Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.