Coronavirus USA Update: deaths top 12000 as New York City suffers deadliest day

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Coronavirus USA Update: deaths top 12000 as New York City suffers deadliest day
Coronavirus USA Update: deaths top 12000 as New York City suffers deadliest day

At the start of what officials have warned could be the deadliest week of the coronavirus pandemic, the total number of deaths in the U.S. rose to more than 12,000 on Tuesday, according to NBC News’ tally. New York City alone topped 4,000 deaths, recording its single deadliest day with over 800 dying in the 24 hours since Monday night.

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Despite the coronavirus crisis, Wisconsin’s controversial election is on for Tuesday, and voters will get no extension on the deadline to return absentee ballots, thanks to two top courts that sided with Republicans on Monday.

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In the fight to mitigate the fallout from the pandemic, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced Tuesday that he planned to donate $1 billion to global coronavirus relief.

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