The US set a record Tuesday for the most Covid-19 deaths reported in one day since the start of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Iran Press/America: As of Tuesday evening, 4,197 deaths were reported, according to JHU. This is not the complete total for Tuesday, though, because final numbers come in overnight.

The only other time the number of deaths has gone over 4,000 took place on January 7 when 4,194 total deaths were reported, according to JHU data.

Prior to Tuesday's record-setting death toll, the US had averaged more than 3,223 Covid-19 deaths a day over the past week, JHU data showed.

The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 92,009,000. While 65,822,000 have recovered,1,970,000 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 23,368,000 cases. It is followed by India, which has 10,495,000 cases, Brazil (8,195,000).


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