The United States has recorded more than 700 new deaths from the emerging corona virus, bringing the total number of Covid-19 epidemics in the country to 116,850, more than the number of US military personnel killed during World War I.

Data published at 20:30 local time (Wednesday 00:30 GMT), Johns Hopkins University, a reference point for tracking infections and deaths caused by the virus, showed that the Covid-19 pandemic had claimed the lives of 740 people in the United States within 24 hours. This brings the total toll of the deadly virus in this country to more than 116,850 deaths.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of US soldiers killed during World War I is approximately 116,50