US one-day death rate below 500 for the first time since March
Peter Wells in New York
The US one-day death rate fell below 500 for the first time in just over two months, marking the third straight day has it remained below 1,000.
Another 469 people in the United States died of coronavirus over the past day, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project, the smallest one-day increase since March 29.
another encouraging sign, the number of new cases of coronavirus in New York on the last day was 941, the first time in 11 weeks it has been less than 1
California and Texas, which on Sunday had new highlights for new cases, "was much lower today," said the Covid Tracking Project. Texas was among the first states in the United States to begin the reopening process, while California has recently begun to facilitate lockdowns.
New York's death toll at 54 over the past 24 hours is still more than any other state. It remains the hardest hit US state in total with 23,959 fatalities. Ohio, with 51, and California, with 38, had the next largest one-day increase.
Figures on Monday tend to be lower than other days due to a slowdown in reporting over the weekend, the Covid Tracking Project points out, and it's typically a tick-up in deaths and cases on Tuesday.
Since the pandemic began, 99,005 people in the United States have died of coronavirus, according to the Covid Tracking Project, which chooses not to count so-called probable deaths. John Hopkins University, which includes these perished, sets the national death toll to 104,799.