Grim one-day virus death toll for US, Spain,
Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States have all reported the highest number of deaths in a single day since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The US recorded 884 coronavirus deaths, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. It has also confirmed more than 213,000 cases of the disease.
In the UK, a further 563 people died from COVID-19, in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson described as a “sad, sad day”.
In Spain, an additional 864 people died.
Globally, about 938,000 have been diagnosed with the virus, and some 194,000 have recovered. Nearly 47,000 people have died from the disease, which originated in China late last year.