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Coronavirus deaths hit 1,000 in U.S. as global death toll passes 20,000

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 26, 2020, 9:12 AM UTC / Updated March 26, 2020, 12:14 PM UTCBy Phil Helsel and Linda GivetashThe United States has reached a grim milestone as the number of deaths linked to coronavirus passed 1,000 in the country on Thursday, according to a count by NBC News.The number of reported deaths associated with the disease in the U.S. was at least 1,001 as of Thursday morning, according to that count, and there have been more than 68,000 reported cases. Globally, reported deaths passed 21,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.The university puts the U.S. death toll even higher than the NBC News count ...