(NEW YORK POST) – More than 2,000 coronavirus patients died throughout the United States on Friday — the highest daily death rate ever in any country during the global pandemic.
The Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker showed a Friday U.S. death toll of 2,108 people.
The first COVID-19 case in the U.S. was reported on Jan. 22; since then, more than 18,000 people have died and close to 500,000 have been confirmed infected.
Still, the US has a relatively low rate of mortality: roughly 6 out of every 100,000 population.
Some of the highest deaths per 100,000 population have been seen in Europe: in Spain, at 34.42, and in Italy, at 31.19, according to Johns Hopkins.