US coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day

US coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day

The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country's mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope in the city's desperate fight.

According to the reports total deaths across the United States hit 3,017, including at least 540 on Monday, and the reported cases climbed to more than 163.