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U.S. records a coronavirus death every minute as total …

July 29 (Reuters) – One person in the United States died about every minute from COVID-19 on Wednesday as the national death toll surpassed 150,000, the highest in the worldThe United States recorded 1,461 new deaths on Wednesday, the highest one-day increase since 1,484 on May 27, according to a Reuters tally.U.S. coronavirus deaths are rising at their fastest rate in two months and have increased by 10,000 in the past 11 days. (Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/2P87LUu)Nationally, COVID-19 deaths have risen for three weeks in a row while the number of new cases week-over-week recently fell for the first time since June.A spike in infections in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas this month has overwhelmed hospitals. The rise has forced states to make a U-turn on reopening economies that were restricted by lockdowns in March and April to slow the spread of the virus.

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