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ABC News 15 Jul 2020

COVID-19 death rate climb in 25 states


Hospitals are filing up in Miami, now the epicenter of the virus in the U.S., as Oklahoma's governor tested positive.

Rachel Maddow shows how dramatically different the graph of the U.S. coronavirus death rate looks when three key states that have gained some control of the spread, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are excluded from the data. Aired on 7/22/2020.
During a meandering and occasionally hostile interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump made a very bold claim: that the United States has the lowest mortality rate from Covid-19 anywhere in the world.
"I heard we have one of the lowest, maybe the lowest, mortality rate anywhere in the world," Trump told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. "Do you have the numbers please? I heard we had the best mortality rate," he added to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who was off-camera.
When McEnany returned with a piece of paper, Trump turned on Wallace. "Number one low mortality rate," he said, attacking Wallace for reporting "fake news" in the process. "You said we had the worst mortality rate in the world, and we have the best."
But the President's claim is not true. And it's not even close.
The US in fact has one of the highest death rates from the coronavirus of any country, and is worse than several badly-hit countries like Brazil, Mexico and Russia, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.
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Dexamethasone will be used in the UK after a successful trial showed it reduced deaths in a third of COVID-19 patients on ventilators.
In Chile, the COVID-19 death toll has passed 3,300 - one of the highest death rates in the world. One reason is a month long lockdown in the coronavirus epicentre, the capital Santiago, has not worked. Some officials say the city needs to impose complete isolation.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.

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