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Coronavirus Kills 50,000 in U.S., Epicenter of Global Outbreak

Billboards displays messages thanking first responders and front line workers battling coronavirus in the Times Square area of New York on April 23.
Billboards displays messages thanking first responders and front line workers battling coronavirus in the Times Square area of New York on April 23.Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

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The death toll from the new coronavirus reached 50,000 in the U.S., now the epicenter of the global outbreak, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.