Maria Diaz an employee at The Red Cross assists Cathy Parkes who donates blood at Pechanga Arena during Celebration of Heroes event amid the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic on April 14, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo: AFP)
The United States recorded 2,228 deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic over the past 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:30 pm Tuesday (0030 GMT Wednesday).
The number of fatalities was a sharp increase after two days in decline.
The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 25,757 people in the US, the most of any country.