The United States now has more deaths in the coronavirus pandemic than any other country, with the numbers exceeding more than 19,600 on Saturday.
America, with roughly 2,000 a day reported for the last four days, has a higher overall figure than Italy, previously the worst-hit nation in the COVID-19 outbreak.
Spain, also badly affected by the crisis, has a total of 16,353 deaths – but recorded its lowest amount, 510, in 19 days on Saturday, suggesting a glimmer of hope that the outbreak there may have peaked.
Authorities there are planning to roll back the strictest measures on Monday, allowing some workers to return to factories and construction sites.
America has five times the population of Italy and nearly seven times the population of Spain.