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The United States has passed 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in less than four months.

The US death toll stands at 100,276, according to Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, which has been tracking the pandemic.

According to reports, the US has seen more fatalities than any other country.

Its 1.69 million confirmed coronavirus infections account for about 30 per cent of the worldwide total.

The first infection in the US was reported in Washington state on January 21 last.

Globally there have been 5.6 million people recorded as infected and 354,983 deaths since the virus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.

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