Trump sends condolences as US reaches 100k coronavirus death toll

Trump sends condolences as US reaches 100k coronavirus death toll

- The United States has been the hardest hit country during the coronavirus pandemic

- Within just four months since recording its first case, the US has surpassed 100 000 deaths

- The death toll is far higher than in any other nation in the world

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Four months ago, the United States government confirmed its first known case of the coronavirus. Since then, more than 100 000 people have died.

According to the New York Times, the number of Covid-19 related deaths is higher than the number of US military combat fatalities in every conflict since the Korean War.

President Donald Trump has since taken to social media to react to the country's latest stats.

He expressed his condolences to the families who have lost loved ones and called the death toll as "a very sad milestone."

His post read:

"We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100 000. To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy and love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!"

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Earlier, reported the latest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 24 264.

There have been 43 more deaths related to the virus, bringing the total number to 524. Coronavirus hotspots could remain at Level 4 as the country moves to Level 3 next month.

The government is entertaining the possibility of Covid-19 hotspots remaining at Level 4 on 1 June. If the curve does not flatten in these areas, there is further possibility that they could be moved back to Level 5.

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