President Trump and Coronavirus Task Force give updates on coronavirus pandemic | USA TODAY

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The United States has surpassed 15,000 deaths from the coronavirus as cases continue to increase, while more than 24,000 people have recovered nationwide.

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Confirmed cases in the U.S. exceeded 450,000 Thursday. The death toll was nearing 6,000 one week ago, but in the last two days there have been nearly 2,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard.

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